Orange Blossom Whiskey Smash

This riff on a classic whiskey smash cocktail features whiskey, fresh orange and lemon, C&H® Light Brown Sugar, orange blossom water and mint. This bright and floral cocktail is finished off with a brown sugar and orange zest rim, making it a beautiful cocktail to sip all summer long.

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Meet the Chef: Carolyn Pascual

Carolyn is a San Diego-based Home Mixologist and the Founder of The Social Sipper. The Social Sipper is a cocktail blog that shares simple but Insta-worthy cocktail recipes, made with easy to find fresh ingredients. Carolyn’s goal is to help people upgrade their date nights, girls nights and get togethers at home with cocktails as beautiful and delicious as the ones you get out on the town!

1 drink
  • 1 tbsp (divided) C&H® Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Orange, zested
  • 1/2 tbsp Hot Water
  • 2 Orange Wedges
  • 2 Lemon Wedges
  • 2 oz Whiskey
  • 5 Mint Leaves
  • 1/4 Orange Blossom Water
  • Optional Orange Slices, Mint, Edible Flowers for garnish

Step 1 
Prepare a cocktail glass with a brown sugar and orange zest rim by combining 1/2 tablespoon of C&H® Light Brown Sugar with the zest of an
orange in a shallow dish. Coat the rim of the glass with an orange slice and dip the rim into the brown sugar mixture, until coated.

Step 2
Add 1/2 tablespoon C&H® Light Brown Sugar and hot water to a cocktail shaker. Stir until sugar is dissolved.

Step 3
Add orange and lemon wedges to the cocktail shaker and muddle to release juices.
Step 4
Slap the mint in the palm of your hands to release the oils. Add slapped mint, whiskey, orange blossom water and ice to the cocktail shaker. Shake until chilled.
Step 5
Strain the cocktail mixture into the prepared glass over fresh ice. If desired, Garnish with fresh mint, orange slices and edible flowers