The Strawberry Rum Smash
It can be hard to find the right balance of sweet and sour on a hot summer day. Although you may normally prefer sweet drinks, if a drink is too sweet in the heat it is not enjoyable and instead takes on a sickening flavor. The perfect solution to this problem is the smash.
Smashes are amazingly versatile cocktails and although they began by using bourbon whiskey, they quickly expanded to include most spirits. The most famous example of a smash is a the Mint Julep, the official cocktail of the Kentucky Derby. By combining sugar with herbs and fruit, these cocktails offer a refreshingly balanced take on the summer cocktail. Whether you have one or five, the flavor will remain amazing throughout the experience.