Bourbon Peach Smash



1 large very ripe peach, pitted, very thinly sliced

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup water

1 to 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

Pinch of salt


Assembly, per drink:

A few macerated peach slices

3 to 4 fresh mint leaves


2 tablespoons syrup from peaches

3 tablespoons bourbon

Splash of chilled seltzer or ginger beer



For the Fruit: Place peach slices in a jar, cover with sugar, water, 1 tablespoon vinegar (if you’re nervous) and up to 2 tablespoons (if you’re more confident you’ll like the flavor, or are looking at a longer steeping time), and a pinch of salt. Place lid on jar, give it a swish/shake until mixed and let chill in fridge for 3 hours, overnight, or up to 1 week.

To make a cocktail: Use a fork to remove a few macerated peach slices from syrup and place in the bottom of a glass (ours are 8.75 ounces) with a few mint leaves. Muddle them together, smashing them into smaller pieces. Add syrup from peaches and bourbon and stir. Add ice cubes and finish with seltzer or ginger beer.

August 18, 2022
Tags: Peach

Leave a comment