Indulge in a tropical fusion of flavors of this Guava Cocktail with whiskey. Sip on the perfect blend of tropical guava and smooth whiskey, creating a delightful harmony that will transport your taste buds to paradise. Cheers to a refreshing twist on a classic drink, the Whiskey Smash!
Why I Love This Recipe
You'll love this Guava Whiskey Smash recipe for its irresistible combination of tangy guava and smooth whiskey, creating a unique and refreshing taste. The vibrant flavors and refreshing burst of tropical goodness make it the perfect drink to enjoy on a sunny day or to impress your guests at any gathering.
Key Ingredients for This Guava Drink
Whiskey or Bourbon of Choice: The robust and distinct flavor of whiskey adds depth and complexity to the cocktail, giving it a delightful boozy kick. I used a sweeter whiskey, however, you can use whatever you enjoy.
Guava Nectar: The tropical sweetness of guava nectar infuses the drink with a luscious and fruity profile, creating a refreshing and vibrant taste.
Simple Syrup: The addition of simple syrup helps balance the flavors by adding a touch of sweetness without overpowering the other ingredients.
Fresh Lemon: Fresh lemon wedges bring a tangy and citrusy element to the cocktail, lending a bright and zesty note that complements the guava and whiskey perfectly.
Fresh Mint Leaves: The aromatic and refreshing essence of mint leaves elevates the drink, imparting a cool and herbaceous undertone that enhances the overall drinking experience.
What is a Whiskey Smash?
A Whiskey Smash is a classic cocktail that typically consists of whiskey, lemon juice, simple syrup, and mint. The ingredients are muddled together to release the essential oils and flavors from the mint, creating a delightful and well-balanced cocktail that is often served over ice.
Variations of the Whiskey Smash can include different fruits, herbs, or sweeteners to add unique twists to the recipe, like guava nectar, used in this recipe.
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How to Make a Whiskey Smash with Guava
Begin by preparing a cocktail glass with fresh ice, and set it aside. Slice the lemon into small cube-like pieces and rinse the mint leaves.
In a cocktail shaker, add the mint leaves and 4 pieces of lemon. Use a muddler to gently press and twist them, releasing their oils and juices.
Fill the shaker with fresh ice, then pour in the whiskey, guava nectar, and simple syrup. Shake the ingredients vigorously for 8-12 seconds until the mixture becomes nicely chilled.
Double-strain the cocktail through a fine-mesh strainer into the prepared cocktail glass. Finally, garnish your drink with a mint sprig or a lemon wedge, and savor every sip of your refreshing creation. Cheers!
Where to Find Guava Nectar
Guava nectar can typically be found in well-stocked grocery stores, often in the juice aisle or alongside other fruit juices. If it's not available locally, online retailers and health food stores may offer guava nectar as an alternative option.
Can I Substitute Guava Juice?
When substituting guava juice for guava nectar in a cocktail, it's important to note that guava juice is less concentrated and thinner in consistency. Potentially adding more sweetener can help maintain the desired balance and ensure a delicious cocktail despite the slight differences in flavor and texture.
How To Garnish this Guava Cocktail
Garnish this drink with a fresh mint sprig for a touch of aromatics that complements the flavors beautifully. Alternatively, you can opt for a lemon wedge, which adds a citrusy zest that enhances the overall taste experience.
Guava Whiskey Smash
- 2 ounces whiskey
- 1½ ounces guava nectar (can sub guava juice)
- ½ ounce simple syrup
- 4 pieces lemon (cut into 1-inch cubes)
- 8 mint leaves
- Prepare a cocktail glass with fresh ice and set it aside. Slice the lemon into small cube-like pieces and rinse the mint leaves.
- Add the mint and 4 pieces of lemon into a cocktail shaker and muddler together to release the oils and juice.
- Add fresh ice to the shaker along with the whiskey, guava nectar, and simple syrup. Shake for 8-12 seconds until nice and cold.
- Double strain through a fine-mesh strainer into the prepared cocktail glass. Garnish with a mint sprig or a lemon wedge and enjoy.
- When substituting guava juice for guava nectar in a cocktail, it's important to note that guava juice is less concentrated and thinner in consistency. Adjusting ingredient proportions and potentially adding more sweetener can help maintain the desired balance and ensure a delicious cocktail despite the slight differences in flavor and texture.
Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
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