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PEACH BOURBON SMASH perfect for a warm summer night

Peach season is approaching & there are few things I love better than stone fruit cocktails. Between stone fruit sangria, peach & basil gin + tonics, lavender peach bellinis, and now this insanely delicious peach bourbon smash – your summer is about to get a whole lot sweeter!

Even if you aren’t typically a fan of fruit based cocktails, the bourbon buffs up this beauty & the fresh thyme gives her a hint of an herbal taste. The combination is undeniably delicious and the best part is that it takes less than 5 minutes to make!

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PEACH BOURBON SMASH
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Recipe type: Cocktail
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Serves: 1
 
Ingredients
  • 2 oz. Bourbon
  • Juice of a lemon
  • Dash of simple syrup
  • Ripe peach
  • A few sprigs fresh thyme
Instructions
  1. Add your bourbon, lemon juice, & simple syrup to your cocktail shaker.
  2. Cut your peach in half & squeeze the non-pit side into the shaker. Get all that good juice & pulp your can muster. Strip a few sprigs of your thyme leaves into the shaker as well.
  3. Shake vigorously for about 15-20 seconds & pour into a bourbon glass over ice.
  4. Garnish with a wedge of peach & a sprig of thyme

So, what do you think? Ready to run out and get yourself some peaches? We’re stalking our local farmers market for a good haul & when it’s time, these peach bourbon smash will be on repeat all summer long!

What are your other favorite peach-based cocktails?


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PEACH BASIL GIN & TONIC

gtblog0004HAPPY FRIDAY! Woohoo! How should you celebrate the end to this hectic week? This delicious peach basil gin & tonic of course! I will never tire of a well made gin & tonic. There is something so crisp and delicious about it and this little twist takes this classic to an entirely new level. I mean PEACH and BASIL! Get out!! It’s like the best flavors of summer decided to get together and have a pool party…but the pool is gin…and it’s amazing.

Y’all, this is about to change your summer beverage game for the better. Don’t believe me? Try it and tell me I am wrong! If you don’t like it, pass it our way and we will happily help a sister out 😉

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INGREDIENTS:

- 1 fresh white peach (cut into quarters)
– Fresh basil
– 2 oz Gin (we used St. George Dry Rye and it works beautifully)
– 3 oz Tonic or seltzer

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INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Place a quartered ripe peach and a few large basil leaves in your shaker.

2. Add a splash of your favorite gin and muddle together.

3. Add 2oz of gin to the shaker and top with crushed ice. Cap and shake vigorously for 15 seconds to chill.

4. Fine strain (or cheese cloth) into a coupe glass and top with 3oz of tonic (or seltzer for a lower calorie treat).

5. Float a basil leaf to garnish and enjoy.

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LAVENDER PEACH BELLINI

Lavender Peach Bellini

Hello, lovelies! Lindsey here! We originally created this cocktail for Mother’s Day, but think it’s fabulous enough to re-purpose for any occasion! This delicious Lavender Peach Bellini is perfect for a quiet brunch at home or afternoon cocktail with Mom. As simple as it is beautiful, this quick recipe is great for a Mother’s Day or a bridal brunch!

Lavender Peach Bellini

INGREDIENTS

– 1 cup peach juice or 1 can peach puree

– 1 bottle Chanson Royale Brut Rosé

– 1 fresh sliced peach

– Fresh lavender sprigs for garnish

Lavender Peach Bellini

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Slice a fresh peach and place 2-3 slices in each glass. For a stronger cocktail, soak fruit in a peach liquor for an hour before serving.

2. In the bottom of each glass, add 2 tablespoons peach puree for a true bellini or 4 oz. peach juice for a lighter cocktail.

3. Fill the remainder of the glass with Chanson Royale Brut Rosé (isn’t the bottle gorg?!) and top off with a fresh lavender sprig.

4. Enjoy with Mom!

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Recipe & Styling: Lindsey Brunk // Photos: Charla Storey Photographylindseybrunk