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The "Old Smashioned"

The "Old Smashioned"

The "Old Smashioned" is the signature cocktail of this channel, which involves putting a cocktail inside a ball of ice and smashing it open. Here are three ways to make this fun drink and a brand new t-shirt designed to honor the cocktail that launched Cocktail Chemistry. 


  1. Cocktail set (includes Boston shaker, jigger, bar spoon, hawthorne strainer, fine mesh strainer, julep strainer, muddler, cocktail picks)
  2. Mixing glass
  3. Angled measuring jigger 
  4. Rocks glass
  5. Ice ball mold
  6. Seasoning injector
  7. Small hammer

Manhattan Old Smashioned

  • 2oz (60ml) rye
  • 1oz (30ml) sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes angostura bitters
  1. Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and stir for 45 seconds
  2. Inject into hollow ice ball shell in a rocks glass
  3. Smash with a little hammer

Color Changing Old Smashioned 

  • 2oz (60ml) gin
  • 1oz (30ml) butterfly pea flower tea
  • .75oz (22ml) lemon juice
  • .75oz (22ml) simple syrup
  1. Add 1oz of gin and butterfly pea flower tea to a mixing glass with ice and stir
  2. Inject this blue liquid inside a hollow ice ball shell in a rocks glass
  3. Stir remaining ingredients with ice until cooled
  4. Pour around the side of the ice ball
  5. Use a rubber band and a nut, create a slingshot with your thumb and index finger and use it to smash open the ice ball
  6. Stir so that the blue tea reacts with the lemon juice to turn purple

Negroni Old Smashioned

  • 1oz (30ml) gin
  • 1oz (30ml) sweet vermouth
  • 1oz (30ml) campari
  1. Add ingredients to a mixing glass with ice and stir
  2. Inject negroni inside a hollow ice ball shell
  3. Stand back, and drop into a double rocks glass
My wedding cocktails

My wedding cocktails

The "Atomic Cocktail" from Fallout

The "Atomic Cocktail" from Fallout