Bourbon Peach Smash

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This icy peach bourbon cocktail is the perfect refreshing sip on a hot summer night! Inspired by my trip to Wiggly Bridge Distillery in York, Maine. 😉


  • 1 ounce brown sugar simple syrup (see note)
  • 1/2 large peach , diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 3-4 large mint leaves
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • splash ginger beer or seltzer water , chilled
  • ice
  • fresh mint and peach slices , for garnish


  1. Add peaches, mint leaves, and simple syrup to the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Gently muddle to release the peach juices and mint oils. (Over-muddling the mint will cause it to become bitter.)
  2. Add bourbon, fill the shaker with ice, and shake until well-chilled. Strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice.
  3. Top with ginger beer or seltzer water. Garnish with fresh mint sprigs and a peach slice.


To make brown sugar simple syrup:

Combine equal parts brown sugar and hot water until sugar is dissolved. Cool to room temperature and store, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.


Omit bourbon and mix the strained mocktail with ginger ale.

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