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Peach Bourbon Smash

peach bourbon smash

The Peach Bourbon Smash is today’s taste. When you mix the sweet, juicy taste of peaches with the rich, smooth taste of bourbon, you get this refreshing drink. This is a great drink for warm nights when you want something with the right amount of fruitiness and depth. As a bartender, I’ve made a lot of drinks, but the Peach Bourbon Smash is my favorite because it’s easy to make and goes over well with a lot of people. You need to try this, trust me.

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Tasting Notes

The Peach Bourbon Smash is a flavorful symphony that will blow your mind. Each sip starts with the soft, sweet touch of peach and ends with a hint of fresh mint that goes well with the warm, oaky bourbon. With its sour taste, the lemon adds a bright note that balances the drink and makes it end crisp. This drink makes you want to enjoy every moment.

Equipment and Glassware

You’ll need a muddler to bring out the flavors of the peach and mint, a shaker for mixing everything together, and a strainer for serving. As for glassware, a rocks glass is traditional. It’s sturdy and offers the perfect size for enjoying this drink with just the right amount of ice.


  • 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
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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.
peach bourbon smash

Peach Bourbon Smash

5 from 4 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bourbon, peach, whiskey smash
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Enjoy the refreshing taste of a Peach Bourbon Smash cocktail, blending sweet peaches with smooth whiskey for a perfect summer sip.


  • 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


  • In a shaker, muddle the peach slices, mint leaves, and simple syrup.
  • Add the bourbon and lemon juice.
  • Fill with ice and shake until well-chilled.
  • Strain into a glass filled with crushed ice.
  • Garnish with a peach slice and a sprig of mint.
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Peach Bourbon Smash
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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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