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Peach and Mint Bourbon Smash

Toast to summer with a Peach and Mint Bourbon Smash. This cocktail, from chef Megan Mitchell, is best enjoyed when peaches are at their peak.

Peach and Mint Bourbon Smash

Lightly fruity, Peach and Mint Bourbon Smash is a drink best enjoyed during the summer months, when peaches are at their peak. Muddle them with mint and mix in your favorite bourbon for an even-keel cocktail that lets the main ingredient shine. If you're hungry, a Mixed Sweet Pepper and Green Bean Salad is an excellent garden-fresh accompaniment.

Yield: 1 drink

Ingredients

  • 1/2 yellow peach, roughly chopped
  • 2 sprigs mint, plus more for garnish
  • 2 oz. bourbon
  • 1 oz. lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup ice
Peach and Mint Bourbon Smash

Instructions

  • To a cocktail shaker add the chopped peach and mint sprigs. Muddle with a muddler or a wooden spoon until broken down and the mint is fragrant, about 20 seconds.
  • Next, add in the bourbon, lemon juice, maple syrup, and ice. Secure the lid and shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
  • Fill a short glass with ice and then pour in the cocktail through a fine mesh strainer so it catches the mint and peach pulp. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Recipe and photos by Megan Mitchell.

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