Smash Beirut – Lebanon’s finest whisky cocktail
Last week the scottish whisky brand Label5 presented their power of 5 World Tour in Gent. With this tour they take you on a world trip hitting 5 capitols. Each capitol represents itself in a cocktail and street art masterpiece. London, Mexico, Brussels, Hongkong and Beirut! The coming weeks I’ll take you along this trip by tickling your tastebuds. First stop: Lebanon with it’s magnificent “Smash Beirut”.
The power of 5
Openness, diversity and energy. Label 5’s company values are not only represented in this Smash Beirut Cocktail. The whole concept of combining art with cultural diversity and cocktails is a big hit for me. Allthough the piece of street art made by Rami Mouallem in the streets of Beirut is beautiful, it didn’t stand out against the other artists. Yet I think you need to check out his work. Take a look by clicking on his name, it’s a lot more surpising than the work he presented for this project if you ask me.
While Rami Mouallem brings colour to the streets of Beirut, this Smash Beirut brings colour to your tastebuds. The Smash Beirut is a refreshing whisky based cocktail with lime and basil. But what’s truly surprising is the use of lebanese spices to present this cocktail making it an exploding brain tickling experience. Traditionally it’s made with sparkling water but I used 7up since we ran out of sparkling water and I was getting thirsty.
Time to celebrate indian summer by taking a trip in mind to the trendy streets of Beirut. Who would you share this cocktail with? Time to send them a teaser by sharing this post. Have fun!
The Smash Beirut, Lebanon's finest whisky cocktail takes you to the trendy streets of Beirut. Time to enjoy the indian summer in style!
- 7-8 leaves mint
- crushed ice
- 1/2 lemon
- 2 cl syrup
- 5 cl label 5
- 7up or gingerbeer traditionally made with sparkling water
- a pinch Lebanese Spices
- 10 gr ground pepper
- 10 gr cumin powder
- 10 gr paprika powder
- 5 gr cilantro powder
- 5 gr clove powder
- 5 gr nutmeg powder
- 5 gr cinnamon powder
- 2 gr cardamom powder
Add the mint to a tumbler glass and crush it with a spoon. Fill the glass with crushed ice.
Pour 2cl syrup over the crushed ice, 5cl label 5 whisky and the juice of a half lime. Top with sparkling water or lemonade.
Stir all ingredients thoroughly for a minute to mix all flavors.
Finish your cocktail with a pinch of Lebanese Spices and a slice of lime.