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Peach Bourbon Smash

peach bourbon smash

Whiskey smashes have been around since the 1800s. They’re like a cousin to the Mint Julep but got fruity twists over time. The peach version? It’s a newer, tasty spin that mixes sweet Southern charm with a bit of punch.

Tasting Notes

A Peach Bourbon Smash is summer in a glass. You get the warm, oaky notes of bourbon softened by juicy, ripe peaches. The mint adds a cool, fresh zing. Each sip is a smooth blend of sweet and tangy with a hint of herbal freshness.

Interesting Facts

Did you know that peaches and whiskey are a classic pair in the South? Peaches bring out the caramel notes in the whiskey, making them a match made in heaven for cocktails.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Bourbon or Whiskey
  • ½ ripe peach, sliced
  • 4 fresh mint leaves, plus a sprig for garnish
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • ½ oz fresh lemon juice

Instructions – How to make the Peach Whiskey Smash

  1. In a shaker, muddle the peach slices, mint leaves, and simple syrup.
  2. Add the bourbon and lemon juice.
  3. Fill with ice and shake until well-chilled.
  4. Strain into a glass filled with crushed ice.
  5. Garnish with a peach slice and a sprig of mint.

Pro Tips

  • Use a muddler to gently press the ingredients, not crush them to a pulp. This keeps the flavors fresh.
  • Chill your glass beforehand to keep the drink colder longer.

Choosing the right spirits

A good bourbon or rye whiskey that’s not too pricey works great. Look for something smooth with a hint of vanilla or caramel.

Similar Cocktails

  1. Mint Julep: This classic cocktail is simple but delicious. It’s made with bourbon, fresh mint, sugar, and water. It’s very refreshing, just like a Peach Whiskey Smash, but with a minty twist.
  2. Whiskey Sour: This is another classic that mixes whiskey with lemon juice and sugar to create a balanced, tangy drink. You can add a bit of egg white for a frothy top. It’s similar because it also has that sweet and sour balance.
  3. Old Fashioned: This drink is a bit stronger but still in the same family. It’s made with bourbon or rye whiskey, a sugar cube, water, and bitters. You can add an orange twist or a cherry for a hint of fruitiness.
  4. Berry Bourbon Lemonade: This is a fruity twist on traditional bourbon lemonade. Mix bourbon with fresh lemonade and add in a handful of mixed berries (like raspberries, blueberries, or blackberries). It’s refreshing and has a fruit flavor profile similar to the Peach Whiskey Smash.
  5. Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktail: Mix bourbon with apple cider, a bit of lemon juice, and a cinnamon stick for garnish. This drink is perfect for fall and shares the fruit and whiskey combo you enjoy in a Peach Whiskey Smash.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use frozen peaches?
Sure, they work, but fresh peaches have the best flavor.

Is it strong?
It can be! Adjust the amount of whiskey to your taste.

For a non-alcoholic version, switch whiskey with iced tea or ginger ale. Enjoy your drink responsibly!

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Peach Bourbon Smash

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Ingredients

  • 2 oz Bourbon or Whiskey
  • ½ ripe peach, sliced
  • 4 fresh mint leaves, plus a sprig for garnish
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • ½ oz fresh lemon juice

Instructions

    1. In a shaker, muddle the peach slices, mint leaves, and simple syrup.
    2. Add the bourbon and lemon juice.
    3. Fill with ice and shake until well-chilled.
    4. Strain into a glass filled with crushed ice.
    5. Garnish with a peach slice and a sprig of mint.

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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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