Happy Sunday! Gabe's birthday was this past week, so we had a party yesterday. I had planned to make this cocktail for the party but it never happened...oops. Luckily I was able to do a test round to share with you all! This drink combines juicy summer peaches, refreshing mint, and bourbon - perfect for warm summer evenings. The recipe makes two drinks but can easily be doubled, tripled, or quadrupled.
Bourbon Peach Smash (from here):
1 peach, white or orange, cut into thick slices
6-7 mint leaves plus more for garnish
1/2 of a lemon, cut into wedges
1/2 ounce simple syrup (see below for recipe)
4 ounces of bourbon
Ice as needed
Simple syrup is SO easy to make and comes in handy when you're making multiple cocktails. All you do is combine 1 part water to 1 part sugar (I did 1 cup of each) in a saucepan, bring it to a boil on the stove, then let it cool before using. It's also great as a sweetener for iced coffee or iced tea because the sugar is already dissolved so you're not left with sugar crystals at the bottom of the glass.
Muddle peach slices, lemon, mint, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.
Add the bourbon and a few ice cubes, then shake it all up! Strain and pour into two glasses, add more ice if you'd like, and garnish with a peach slice and sprig of mint.