bourbon peach smash cocktail with mint

Bourbon Peach Smash

This icy peach bourbon cocktail is the perfect refreshing sip on a hot summer night! Inspired by my trip to Wiggly Bridge Distillery in York, Maine.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword bourbon cocktail recipes, peach cocktail recipes, summer cocktails
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 242kcal
Author Amanda Biddle


  • 1 ounce brown sugar simple syrup (see note)
  • 1/2 large peach , diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 3-4 large mint leaves
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • splash ginger beer or seltzer water , chilled
  • ice
  • fresh mint and peach slices , for garnish


  • Add peaches, mint leaves, and simple syrup to the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Gently muddle to release the peach juices and mint oils. (Over-muddling the mint will cause it to become bitter.)
  • Add bourbon, fill the shaker with ice, and shake until well-chilled. Strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice.
  • Top with ginger beer or seltzer water. Garnish with fresh mint sprigs and a peach slice.



To make brown sugar simple syrup:

Combine equal parts brown sugar and hot water until sugar is dissolved. Cool to room temperature and store, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.


Omit bourbon and mix the strained mocktail with ginger ale.


Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 166mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 370IU | Vitamin C: 5.8mg | Iron: 1.2mg