Tasting Table Chicago: Peach Smash

Recipe adapted from Debbi Peek of The Bristol

Peach Smash
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Peach Smash, adapted from Debbi Peek of The Bristol
Servings
1
cocktail
Ingredients
  • 1⁄4 cup fresh diced ginger
  • 1⁄4 cup sugar
  • 1⁄2 large white peach, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 8 to 10 mint leaves
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 ounces Maker's Mark
  • Ice
  • Peach slice (for garnish)
Optional Ingredients
  • Mint blossoms (for garnish, optional)
Directions
  1. Make the ginger purée: In a blender, purée the ginger, sugar and 1⁄4 cup water until smooth.
  2. Make the cocktail: In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, muddle the peach, mint leaves and 3⁄4 ounce of the ginger purée until it has the consistency of a rough purée. Add the simple syrup, lemon juice and bourbon, fill with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice, garnish with a peach slice and mint blossoms (if using), and serve.
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