They’re everything that’s great about summer (which I’m trying my best to pretend isn’t almost almost over), in drink form. Juicy fresh peaches and a smack of lemon? Check. Ginger bubbles? Check. Whiskey? Check CHECK.
Let’s ignore the fact that it’s almost September (gah!) and get into this end-of-summer drink the drinks situation. Everyone’s doing it! In fact, if ginger peach whiskey smashes aren’t your thing (but like, come on… they are), you can find a whole slew of other summertime libations (both alcoholic and non) created by a great group of bloggers below!
Join the fun. #drinkthesummer!
Ginger Peach Whiskey Smash
You could easily make these non-alcoholic (but still delicious) by substituting lemonade or iced tea for whiskey, or just skipping it completely. The recipe makes one cocktail, but it’s easily scalable for multiples.
- 3 thin slices fresh peach
- 1 thin slice lemon
- 1/4 cup whiskey or bourbon
- lots of ice cubes
- ginger soda (ginger beer or ginger ale works, too)
In the bottom of an Old Fashioned glass, smash/muddle together 2 peach slices and the lemon, until well mixed and broken up. Add the whiskey and stir to combine.
Pile ice cubes to the top of the glass, and finish with a few splashes of ginger soda, adding more ice cubes if necessary. Garnish with the remaining peach slice and serve.
Makes 1 cocktail.