Bourbon Smash cocktails are some of my favorite summers cocktails. I have experimented with a wide variety of fruits and berries when making Bourbon Smash recipes. One of my all-time favorites is the Peach Bourbon Smash! Sweet, cool, and refreshing, it’s easy to drink and easy to make. I use peaches in this cocktail, but all stone fruits are excellent with bourbon. Apricots, plums, and nectarines have all been amazing as substitutes for this Bourbon smash, and I mix it up quite a bit. I usually just go by what looks best when selecting the fruits.
  • 1 Peach Fresh or frozen
  • 4 Ounces Bourbon
  • 2 Ounces Aperol
  • 1-2 Ounces Simple Syrup
  • 1 Lemon Juice Only
  • Garnish
  • 2 Mint Sprigs
  • 2 Slices Lemon
  • 2 Slices Peach
  1. Slice the peach in half and remove the stone, slice each half into 6-8 slices (depends on the size of the peach), taste a slice to determine how much simple syrup to use.
  2. Reserve 4 slices for garnish
  3. Place the remaining peach slices into a tall glass, add the liquor and simple syrup, muddle the mixture well
  4. Add ice to a cocktail shaker and strain the muddled liquor into it, cover and shake well
  5. Strain into a tumbler over ice
  6. Garnish with peach slices, lemon slice, and mint