Bourbon Orange Smash

This cocktail is not only refreshing but is also really simple to make. I came home from work wanting a really good cocktail and quickly realized I did not have the energy to put forth a lot of effort. I had some oranges so I grabbed a bottle of bourbon and started mixing. I usually like bourbon neat but the orange juice really made this cocktail taste fresh. Plus it’s only two ingredients and for very little effort you feel like you are drinking a beautiful cocktail at a restaurant.


  • 3 ounces of bourbon
  • ¾ cup of fresh squeezed orange juice
  • Ice

Garnish: 1 Orange


  1. Juice oranges
  2. Mix orange juice with bourbon in a large glass
  3. Fill two small mason jars completely with ice
  4. Divide the orange juice and bourbon mixture between the two mason jars
  5. Cut remaining orange into slices and garnish the drinks

Yields: 2 servings