Bourbon Peach Smash
My husband recently built an aquaponics system on our patio and we’ve been able to grow some basil and mint among other things. So now I have to start thinking of ways to use that basil and mint and what better way to do that than to add it to a cocktail! I don’t know about you but I LOVE an easy, fresh cocktail recipe – especially in the summer.
I also happened to have some bourbon in the house so I sat down and googled bourbon cocktails and I came across the Bourbon Smash! Basically, it’s bourbon, simple syrup, lemon juice and mint mixed together. Then I found this recipe which also included peach and basil which I thought was perfect for an end of summer cocktail.
- 2 oz bourbon
- 1/2 oz simple syrup (make your own with this recipe – super easy!)
- 1/2 oz lemon juice
- peach slices
- mint and basil leaves
All you have to do is muddle (or mix) the mint and basil with the simple syrup in a shaker until the leaves are crushed. Add ice, bourbon, lemon juice, peach slices and shake shake shake! Strain the mixture over ice into a small glass, add more peach slices, mint, and basil and you’re done! It’s super easy! I didn’t really strain my drink because I like the mint/basil pieces.
P.S. I also infused my simple syrup with mint and basil to give it more flavor!
It almost reminds me of a sangria because of the big pieces of peach. They taste extra yummy after soaking in the bourbon mixture!
What do you think? Would you try this cocktail?
I had never had a smash until last year and once they dilute a little bit, they are like my second favorite drink! I’ve never had a peach one so I’m going to try this over the long weekend!
The Adored Life
I’d never heard of a smash until I made this recipe! But I do like whisky or bourbon over ice so this is my jam! 🙂
It look and sound so so delicious, love the combo of apple and mint! Xx
Thanks! It’s really refreshing!
Yum thus sounds delicious! Love mint in cocktails!
hmmm this looks and sounds delish!
Life is just Rosie
I would definitely try this cocktail! I love mint mojitos, bourbon and loading up basil in my Italian dishes. Definitely trying this very soon. Thank you so much for sharing!
This sounds so yummy!
Wow looks soooo good! Great photos too! Gotta try this for sure =)
Mermaid in Heels
That drink looks incredibly and refreshing! YUM! x
TOUCHOFGUCCI // BLOGLOVIN
oh my heavens, this GA girl needs this!! perfect for tailgaiting this weekend!
We are having a little get together tomorrow and I think I may try this out! Looks delicious!
Ooohhhhh that sounds so good! I love mint so this is right up my alley!
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