Ranger Smash

Unaged whiskey provides a boozy canvas for this honey-sweetened mix of aperitif wine, citrus and fresh raspberries.

1 1/2 oz. unaged whiskey
1/2 oz. Cocchi Americano
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
1/4 oz. honey syrup (1:1)
4 fresh raspberries
Tools: muddler, barspoon
Glass: Old Fashioned
Garnish: dash of aromatic bitters

In an Old Fashioned glass, muddle the berries with the honey syrup. Add the remaining ingredients, pack the glass with crushed ice, give a quick stir and garnish. 

Jeret Peña for Esquire Tavern, San Antonio