Bourbon Peach Smash Cocktail

Drinks like this Bourbon Peach Smash Cocktail can be made all year round using jam and this is one of my favorites!

Bourbon and Peach Jam Smash

I promised a cocktail with the Bourbon Peach Jam with Vanilla Bean that I made last week and today I’m delivering! First can I tell you I’ve never had so many people let me know in one week that they made a recipe I’ve posted.

I guess it was perfect timing…peaches are coming into season and at least in Colorado, they are the best ever. And then, well, there is Bourbon. And Vanilla Bean. So get going and then let’s make this Bourbon Peach Smash Cocktail!

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Bourbon and Peach Jam Smash

The truth is that this jam is amazing BUT you can also use any product you like; don’t fret about making jam and let that keep  you from making this cocktail. The only thing I might do if not using the jam I made is to make a simple syrup with brown sugar instead of white granulated sugar so you get a bit of that flavor in the finished cocktail.

What I love about this drink is that it’s great for the transition of the seasons. Here we are coming to the end of summer (NO!!!) and while still warm in my neck of the woods I would be lying if I can’t tell a shift. The nights are always cool in Colorado but now they’re cool enough a jacket is nice when we’re out back on the patio in the evening.

Bourbon is a bit heavier and richer than the light liquors most often used in summer cocktails so blending peaches with bourbon is perfect for late summer/early Fall. And super-good!

Bourbon and Peach Jam Smash

Smashes are great simple cocktails. They’re sort of a Mojito but with Bourbon…mint, fruit and simple syrup are smashed in the bottom of the glass and is topped with bourbon and, in this case, ginger beer. If I hadn’t had ginger beer on hand I would have also used a sparkling water or soda and this Bourbon Peach Smash would still be great.

I may not be ready for summer to end (I never am…not lying) but cocktails like this Bourbon Peach  Smash can help me make it through. Won’t you join me? Cheers!!

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Bourbon and Peach Jam Smash

Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 2 Cocktails
Calories: 460kcal
Author: Creative Culinary

Ingredients

  • 4 oz Bourbon
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 6 Tbsp peach jam
  • 8-10 mint leaves
  • 2 thin slices of lemon
  • Ginger Beer chilled
  • Peach slices and mint for garnish

Instructions

  • Combine Bourbon and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake at least 10 times until very cold to the touch. Set aside.
  • Divide the peach jam, mint leaves, lemon slices and simple syrup into two chilled glasses and muddle gently to bruise the leaves and mix the ingredients.
  • Fill the glasses with ice and add the bourbon and lemon juice mixture; stir well.
  • Top with the chilled ginger beer, stir briefly and garnish with a peach slice and mint leaves.

Nutrition

Serving: 18 | Calories: 460kcal

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11 Comments

  1. Referencing the discussion on June 10 and 11, I see that the recipe still contains the simple syrup. Why did you decide to leave it in there?

    1. Probably because I simply forgot? I’ll see items when I’m away from my computer and have good intentions but…obviously on this one I fell short I would have preferred to have tried it again to confirm but I do think there is enough sugar without it so I’ve eliminated it from the recipe. For real this time. 🙂

        1. Of course this means you are testing for me right? You have to let me know! And enjoy it…it’s a good one.

  2. The proportion seem way off. 6 tbsp jam plus 2-4 tbsp simple syrup and ginger beer against only 3 oz bourbon.

    We tried it with 2 tbsp jam and no sime syrup. Tasted like a delicious mule.

    1. Yikes…you are so right! I’m sort of aghast at those proportions myself and yet wondering what I did. In hindsight I’m just guessing that I started with a different smash recipe and totally failed to eliminate the simple syrup when I wrote it using the peach jam.

      THANK YOU!!! I’m off to correct it now!

  3. Everyone’s favorite ingredients in one drink alone. This will surely bring excitement to all cocktail lovers especially to those who are searching for a tasteful and delicious drinks they can serve during their parties and events like Halloween and Christmas which are fast approaching already.

    1. Makes a great cocktail and using preserved ingredients makes it not stuck in one season. The bourbon in the jam doesn’t hurt! 🙂

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