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Peach Bourbon Smash

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The Peach Bourbon Smash is a refreshing cocktail that combines the sweet juiciness of ripe peaches with the bold warmth of bourbon. Fresh mint leaves and lemon juice add a burst of freshness, while ginger beer provides a fizzy, spicy kick.

This cocktail is perfect for summer gatherings or anytime you want a delightful, easy-to-make drink that balances sweetness and warmth.

Tasting Notes

The Peach Bourbon Smash opens with the sweet and juicy flavor of ripe peach, complemented by the fresh and aromatic mint leaves. The lemon juice adds a tangy brightness that balances the sweetness of the peach. As you sip, the rich and robust flavor of bourbon comes through, adding depth and warmth to the drink.

The ginger beer tops it off with a fizzy and slightly spicy finish, making each sip refreshing and invigorating.

The combination of flavors in this cocktail is well-balanced. The sweetness of the peach pairs perfectly with the boldness of the bourbon, while the mint and lemon juice add layers of freshness and tanginess.

The ginger beer’s effervescence ties everything together, creating a harmonious blend of sweet, tangy, and spicy notes that make the Peach Bourbon Smash a delightful and memorable drink.

Tips & Tricks

Use a flavored bourbon, like honey or vanilla, to add another layer of complexity.

A few dashes of aromatic bitters can enhance the depth of flavors.

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Peach Bourbon Smash

Peach Bourbon Smash

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  • 1 very ripe peach
  • 5-6 mint leaves
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 4 oz ginger beer


  1. In a shaker muddle chopped peach, mint, and lemon juice.
  2. Add ice and bourbon, and shake very well.
  3. Double strain into lowball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top with ginger beer, stir gently, and serve.

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