Gin Smash with Orange
The gin smash with orange is a refreshing cocktail with a hint of orange and mint to cool off and brighten up a hot summer day. This is one of those easy drinking gin cocktails that you can sip all day long.
Smashes are easy-drinking cocktails that get their name from the mint or other accouterments getting “smashed up” or bruised by the ice during the shaking process.
We recommend using a 1 part sugar to 1 part simple syrup for this cocktail. If you like your drink a little sweet use 1-1/2 oz of simple syrup. For this recipe, a sprig of mint is four or five leaves.
For more drinks like this smash check out our classic cocktails section.
- 2 oz gin
- 1 oz simple syrup
- 2 orange slices
- 2 sprigs mint
- Put one slice of orange and a sprig of mint into a cocktail shaker add the simple syrup and some good gin. Fill the shaker about half way with ice and shake with reckless abandon.
- Strain into a glass with ice, garnish with a small slice of orange and a sprig of mint.