Bourbon Peach Smash – Fresh peaches are smashed with mint leaves, bourbon whiskey, and a little honey and then served over ice with ginger beer.
Today is another peach-centered recipes. After all, peaches are tasting soo good this time of year! This recipe makes good use of the fresh peaches because it just does not taste the same with canned or frozen peaches. This Bourbon Peach Smash is super easy to make so you’ve got to get a sip of it before summer is over!
This drink is made with fresh peaches, mint leaves, ginger beer, and, of course, bourbon whiskey. Bourbon is not my liquor of choice but I’ve found that it tastes pretty yummy in well-done cocktails like mint juleps. I decided to use the mint julep as inspiration for this drink by making a simple cocktail with natural ingredients.
Without further ado, here is my Bourbon Peach Smash!
Tips & Tricks
- Use fresh peaches. I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to use fresh peaches. The flavor won’t be the same with canned or frozen peaches.
- Adjust bourbon as necessary. I am not a huge whiskey drinker so 1.5 ounces of bourbon per drink was enough for me. But my husband preferred a splash more. You can always adjust to each person’s preferences.
- Ginger beer is not the same as ginger ale. Ginger beer has more of a bite than ginger ale. I prefer to use it for cocktails to make them taste more grown-up and less sugary.
Bourbon Peach Smash
- ½ fresh peach sliced
- 4 mint leaves
- 3 ounces bourbon whiskey
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 10 ounces ginger beer
- 2 cups ice
- Add peach slices and mint to a tumbler glass. Using a muddler, smash the peaches and leaves together as much as possible. The more they are smashed, the more flavor that emerges from them. Add bourbon and honey and mix together.
- Fill two short glasses with ice about 3/4 full. Strain peach mixture over each glass evenly. I had to use a small metal sieve to squeeze all the flavor our of the peaches but prevent the pulp and leaves from going through.
- Fill glasses with ginger beer and stir together to combine. Garnish with a mint leave and a thin slice of peach. Serve immediately.