Summertime Ginger Peach Smash
I'm starting a new theme here at Mom Under Pressure...cocktail pairing! I love using the fresh ingredients in my kitchen in different ways so I want to create a cocktail from the herbs, fruits, vegetables (is that weird?), etc. that I use in my meals. Since I had over two pounds of peaches from making peach salsa I made a puree to put into this bourbon cocktail. Making craft cocktails at home doesn't have to be hard and complicated. Hopefully these recipes inspire you to have more Happy Hours at home ;)
- 2oz bourbon
- 1 oz peach puree or 4 slices of peaches
- 3-4 mint leaves, torn
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 4-6 oz ginger beer
Start by making a peach puree. You can do this by blending 1 cup of fresh or frozen peaches with just a tiny splash of water. Add the peach puree, bourbon, and lemon juice to a cocktail glass with crushed ice, and stir to combine. Add torn mint leaves and gently muddle with the rest of the ingredients. Top off with ginger beer. Add fresh peach slices and more mint to garnish.
You can also use 4 fresh peach slices (1/2 of a medium sized peach) instead of the peach puree. Muddle the peach slices with ice, bourbon, and lemon juice. Then add mint leaves and gently muddle all of the ingredients. Top off with ginger beer and garnish with more mint leaves and peach slices before serving.