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Smash cocktail

Smash cocktail
Christina House / Los Angeles Times

Growing up, birthdays might mean Power Rangers-themed slumber parties or an outing to Chuck E. Cheese’s. In my early 20s, I often spent them at a slightly too-expensive restaurant and then went and drank slightly too much at a bar ... Read more

Total time: 3 minutes | Makes 1 cocktail
  • 5 dark seedless grapes, plus extra frozen grapes for garnish, divided
  • Leaves from 1 sprig thyme plus 1 thyme sprig for garnish, divided
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 2 ounces gin
  • ½ ounce simple syrup

Step 1In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, muddle together the 5 grapes and thyme leaves until the grapes are crushed and have released their juices. Add the lemon juice, gin and simple syrup, along with ice. Close the shaker and shake until the liquid is well chilled. Strain into a short glass filled with ice. Garnish with a sprig of thyme and/or frozen grapes.


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