James Briscione's Bourbon Peach Smash, as seen on Food Network Kitchen.
Recipe courtesy of James Briscione

Bourbon Peach Smash

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 2 cocktails
This refreshing cocktail is the taste of summer. Fresh ripe peaches combined with bourbon, ginger and mint will cool you down on a hot summer afternoon.



  1. Bring the sugar, 1/2 cup water and ginger to a simmer in a small saucepan. Tear and add in 4 of the mint leaves. Once the sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes, turn of the heat. Strain and set aside to cool.
  2. Slice the peach into slices, reserving 2 for garnish. Add the peaches, the remaining mint, and the lime quarters to a cocktail shaker. Mash with a muddler until broken up and juicy. Add the bourbon and muddle again. Add 2 ounces of the simple syrup, fill the shaker with ice and shake.
  3. Strain into 2 cups filled with ice. Top off with ginger beer, garnish each with a peach slice, a lime slice and a sprig of mint.