Avocado Toast Smash – Your New Favorite Cocktail
Who wants to try an avocado toast cocktail? Since Los Angeles is avocado toast’s spiritual home in America and we’re LA’s original distillery, we felt it our duty to try our hand at turning this hipster staple into a proper drink. The Avocado Toast Smash is our best try. Give it a go and let us know what you think. Better yet, share your version with us online. #AvoCocktail
Avocado Toast Smash Cocktail Recipe
- 2 oz SLOW HAND Six Woods whiskey
- 0.5 oz GRAND HOPS amaro
- 1 oz fresh lemon juice
- 1 oz toast infused simple syrup (instructions below)
- 0.5 semi-ripe avocado
- Aleppo chili flakes
- Sea salt
- Garnish: Toast points
Make toast infused simple syrup the day before by combining 50/50 sugar and water and letting it infuse with dark toast for 2-3 hours, then strain and refrigerate. Cut bread into points and begin toasting. Combine whiskey, lemon juice and simple syrup in shaker with ice. Shake hard and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Place half an avocado in bowl, top with 0.5 oz GRAND HOPS amaro and muddle until semi chunky. Spoon muddled avocado on top of drink. Sprinkle chili and sea salt on top then garnish with toast points.
Avocado Toast Cocktail Feedback
We’ve all heard about Millennials spending all their income on avocado toast and fancy cocktails, so why not try and combine the two? Honestly, it’s an economic breakthrough! 🙂
Melkon created this simple avocado toast cocktail today and, after a thorough round of tasting, we all agree it’s spectacular. The whiskey sour ‘toast’ base is warming and clean to counteract the delicious chunky avocado topping. We all immediately wanted to dip the garnish and the salt / chili flakes made the whole experience echo our favorite brunch dish in the best way!
Even better, we fully believe anyone can make this at home.
What to Pair With Your Avocado Toast Cocktail
We love the idea of serving an Avocado Toast Smash as an amuse bouche next time you have friends over for dinner. Or if you want a meal to match to your cocktail, how about:
- Huevos Rancheros
- Crab and Mango Salad
- Chicken Sausage with Buckwheat and Walnuts
Food Based Cocktails
Here at the distillery, we’ve always been fans creating (and drinking) savory cocktails. While most people are onboard with using fresh herbs and produce for garnishes, we’re firm believers in incorporating the whole produce section into our cocktails. Our mixology team have had success with beets, radishes, bell peppers and even kale. If you want to explore more savory flavors and mix up your own food-driven cocktail then sign up for a cocktail class where you’ll have access to locally-grown produce and guidance from our mixology team.