TJ Smash

We love drinks that treat spicy Angostura bitters like an ingredient, rather than a garnish. When we’re trying to evangelize to that effect, we turn to the TJ Smash from TJ Lynch at NYC’s Mother’s Ruin.

It takes that many dashes of bitters to fully understand the complex, nuanced flavors they bring to the party. Plus, it gives the drink a lovely peachy-red hue.

Lynch garnishes his with a huge bouquet of mint, forcing the drinker to bury their nose it in on each sip. There’s mint in the drink itself, of course, but the aroma is so potent it might as well be its own separate ingredient. Don’t skimp out!

Ingredients

Instructions

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into an ice-filled short glass. Garnish with a ridiculous amount of fresh mint.

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Terrific Design!

Absolutely love this app. Gives a great visual representation of the ingredients and the user interface is well designed. Been using it to learn how to make cocktails, the descriptions are great about the drinks. As a novice barman, I love that I am learning the origin of the drink and alternative ways to make the drink. Be prepared to have a wide range of alcohol at you disposal! I can make heaps of drinks with the decent home collection I have, but seeing all the recipes what I could make gets me excited! Highly recommended, everyone loves the person who makes excellent drinks!
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