The base spirit - KOVAL Bourbon - utilizes a unique grain mash bill of organic corn & millet during distillation, which leads to a universally approachable and balanced drinking experience. A whiskey this delicious works best in a cocktail with simple, high-quality ingredients that allow the grain-forward flavors of the spirit to shine.

This Rosemary Smash utilizes just a few fresh ingredients - bourbon, simple syrup, lemon, and rosemary. To bring out maximum flavor, the lemon and rosemary get muddled together before being shaken with the remaining ingredients on ice. Muddling is one of the best ways to imbue fresh flavors into a drink, bringing out all the natural oils and flavors of ingredients such as citrus and herbs.

Pro tip: If you don’t have a muddler handy at home, try using the back of a spoon or fork. While they can make things easier, fancy tools aren't required to make a delightful drink.


Ingredient Amount Ingredient Name
2 oz. KOVAL Bourbon
½ oz. Simple Syrup
1 Lemon Wedge
1 Sprig of Rosemary (Garnish)

Tools Of The Trade

  • Jigger
  • Muddler
  • Shaker
  • Strainer
  • Paring Knife
  • Rocks Glass


  1. Muddle lemon and rosemary.
  2. Add Bourbon, simple syrup, and ice.
  3. Shake, strain, and serve over ice.
  4. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.

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