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Recipe

Peach and Mint Bourbon Smash

Tags: fruit, peaches, recipes, Summer garden

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

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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