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Green Whiskey Smash

A smashing start to St. Patty's Day

St. Patrick’s Day drinking is often associated with pints of Guinness, neon green beer, and shots of Irish whiskey, but this year, we’re in the mood for something a little different. Make your party extra special this year with an easy yet elegant specialty cocktail like this Green Whiskey Smash – Alejandra’s creation that’s part whiskey smash and part whiskey sour. The unique addition is diced cucumber which adds a cool, refreshing layer when muddled with fresh mint and lime. Instead of bourbon, which is traditionally used in whiskey smashes, opt for the slightly less sweet but equally well-balanced Irish whiskey to serve as a host to the other flavors. Fill a glass with crushed ice, top with limeade, and you’ve got yourself a homemade sweet and sour cocktail that’s sure to turn the fiercest of bar-hoppers green with envy.


Alejandra Ramos

Food & Lifestyle Writer, Blogger, TV Contributor

Alejandra Ramos from Always Order Dessert

To me, cooking is about pleasure, comfort, and seduction. I love food that leaves an impression. I really believe if you begin with quality ingredients, you can afford to be a little decadent. There's no room for guilt at my table!

Alejandra is truly a culinary renaissance woman. As the writer and blogger behind Always Order Dessert, her passion for food and writing shines through, with each of her recipes sharing a story behind what inspired the dish. And little did we know that, like us, she’s a culinary adventurer! In 2004, she packed up her belongings and moved to Florence, Italy where she enrolled in culinary school and immersed herself in the local culture. Her experiences, travels, and interactions have influenced her recipes and writing, which reflect her attitude for “carefree” cooking and her belief that there’s always  room for a bit more sweetness.

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How to Make Crushed Ice for Cocktails

Crushed ice is used in whiskey smashes, mint juleps, and other cocktails. Here's how to make crushed ice at home using a tea towel and some brute force.

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