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Bourbon Peach Smash | Vanilla And Bean

Bourbon Peach Smash

A Summertime cocktail to quench those dog days. Bourbon, peach, mint and ginger come together to create a flavor packed sipper.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 Serving
Author Traci York | Vanilla And Bean

Ingredients

For the Simple Syrup (Yields 2-3 Servings):

  • 1/2 C Cane Sugar 120g
  • 1/2 C Water 116g
  • 1 leaves Stem of Mint and stem
  • 1 " Nob of Fresh Ginger sliced thin

For the Cocktail (1 Serving):

  • 1/2 of a Large Peach cut into cubes, skin on
  • 4-5 Leaves Mint
  • 1 oz Simple Syrup 28g
  • 1 1/2 oz Bourbon* 43g
  • Crushed Ice
  • Ginger Ale cold
  • Candied Ginger for garnish (optional)

Instructions

For the Simple Syrup:

  1. In a small sauce-pot add the sugar, water, mint and ginger. Bring to a boil, swirl the pot gently to mix the ingredients, turn heat down and simmer until the sugar is dissolved. Strain and set aside in the refrigerator to cool. The syrup can be made several days in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

For the Cocktail:

  1. In 16oz (454g) highball glass, add the peach pieces, mint and simple syrup. Muddle the ingredients 5-6 times. Add the bourbon, then fill the glass with crushed ice. I fill mine to the rim. Top off with cold ginger ale and stir well pulling the peach/syrup mixture to the top.
  2. Garnish with mint and an optional piece of candied ginger.

Recipe Notes

*I used Maker's Mark Bourbon, but have also used Crown Royal in this recipe with delicious results.