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Peach Bourbon Smash

A tray of peach bourbon cocktails with fresh peach slices and fresh basil scattered around.

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Fresh Peach Bourbon Smash embarks on a journey by marrying the vibrant flavors of muddled peaches and fragrant basil, concluding with a generous pour of bourbon. It's a tantalizing experience that beckons you to sip, savor, and revel in every luxurious note.

 

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 large Ripe Peach, peeled and cut in cubes
  • 5 to 6 Basil Leaves
  • Juice from 1/2 large Lemon
  • 1 to 1 1/2 oz Simple Syrup (adjust to taste)
  • 2 - 3 oz Bourbon (adjust to taste)
  • Basil leaves for garnishment, optional
  • Peach Slices for garnishment, optional

Instructions

  • Muddle 1/2 ripe cubed peach and 5-6 basil leaves in a rocks glass.
  • Add juice from 1/2 fresh lemon and 1 - 1 1/2 ounces of simple syrup.
  • Add 2-3 ounces of bourbon and stir together.
  • Add crushed ice to fill the glass. Stir vigorously to chill.
  • Garnish with peach slices and basil leaves.

Notes

  • Simple syrup is "simply" one cup of sugar dissolved into 1 cup boiling water and cooled. Store simple syrup in the refrigerator for up to one month.
  • An over-ripe peach for muddling is the best because it is extra sweet with a rich peach flavor.
  • An added bonus to this bourbon cocktail is the booze-soaked fruit. You don't want to muddle to a mushy mess because the chunks of peaches at the bottom of the glass are as delightful as the drink itself.

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