Hey, all! Today I’m celebrating #DRINKTHESUMMER (a low-key, high-vibe, boozy internet bash created by Sherrie and Renee ) with these sweet, smokey, spicy whiskey smashes!
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.
Yum! I would not mind one of these right now. It’s morning, but there’s fruit, so….
fruit = breakfast!
So, this is great for cowboys and whiskey drinkers and such. But would this work with coconut rum for us, um, lightweights?
It definitely would! 🙂 #lightweights
Oh, thank you! I’ve been looking for something to change up my evening white wine on the patio and I just found a boatload of inspiration. Thank you, Molly, for making a bourbon cocktail… mmmm…. bourbon.
YAY! thanks Sarajane 🙂
Brooke @ Chocolate + Marrow
So glad to have found your lovely blog through #drinkthesummer, Molly!! These are lovely and I happen to have all of the ingredients on hand so I feel like I’m going to have to experiment sometime soon. PS: High fives for fruity smashes! 🙂
Hooray, thanks Brooke! Love your raspberry/thyme combo…fruity smashes are where it’s at 🙂
Sara @ Cake Over Steak
I love ginger, peach AND whiskey. This one sounds to die for aannnnddd easy, which means it’s a major winner in my book. Cheers!
Sweet, spicy, smokey? Everything about this drink sounds amazing!
IT’S ALMOST SEPTEMBER shutthefrontdoor. Ugh is right. Thank god for summer cocktails and friendly cheersies with blogging buds to draw out these last few days!
Kelsey @ Appeasing a Food Geek
Love the idea of using ginger and peaches together with whiskey! Happy #drinkthesummer ! 🙂
Hell yeah Molly, a low-key, high-vibe, boozy bash it was!! Thanks for joining us, xx.
OMG! I am a bourbon obsessed peach loving girl and this recipe is FANTASTIC!! Sipping it right now and loving it. THANKS for sharing!
Lynn | The Road to Honey
Holy moly. . .these look soooooooo good. I am obsessed with peaches and the hubby is obsessed with bourbon. . .so it looks like this drink has both of our love marks covered.
Becca | Spices and Spatulas
Peach and ginger is always a combination I look for, and then you add whiskey?? Can’t even imagine how good that is. I think I have to make one of these tonight! xo