John Lermayer describes the Grand Marnier Smash as having “the same script” as the Caipirinha but different characters: lemon instead of lime and Grand Marnier instead of cachaça and sugar, plus lots of muddled mint.
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1/2 lemon, cut into 6 wedges
10 mint leaves, plus 1 mint sprig for garnish
2 ounces Grand Marnier
How to Make It
In a chilled double rocks glass, muddle the lemon wedges and mint leaves. Add crushed ice and the Grand Marnier and stir well. Garnish with the mint sprig.
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