The Royal Smash is a delightful twist on a Mint Julep. It replaces the bourbon with Royal Combier, an orange liqueur that is a blend of triple sec, cognac and a 19th-century liqueur called Elixir de Combier. When this medley of flavors is paired with freshly muddled lemon and mint the result is quite spectacular as the lemon enhances the orange essence. In true julep fashion, I suggest pouring this over crushed ice.
- 2 ounces Royal Combier
- 1/2 lemon (4 chunks fresh lemon)
- 6 to 8 mint leaves