It's Peach Truck season. Time to stand in line for hours to get 25 lb boxes of sweet, juicy Georgia peaches. And it's totally worth it. I wanted a peach drink that required muddling. It's been a long week and I needed to work out some frustration on it.
So I tweaked a Dale DeGroff recipe for the peach smash. I'm calling it Dangerous Waters because you think it's a light, lovely drink, but it's too easy to drink, and before you know it, you've had several and you're thinking about whether or not you have chocolate moosetracks ice cream in the fridge.
2 ounces 90 proof bourbon whiskey
1/2 lemon peeled, quartered
1/2 @peachtruck peach peeled and sliced
3 dashes Fee Brothers peach bitters
1 dash Fee Brothers gin-aged orange bitters
3 mint leaves
1 oz simple
1 oz water
Garnish: mint sprig and peach slice
Muddle everything except the whiskey. Then add 2 oz whiskey, ice, shake and strain into a rocks glass with ice. Class it up with a garnish of spanked mint sprigs and a peach slice.
Voila. The perfect summer drink!
Heather Wibbels is a cocktail enthusiast who spends her time thinking about cocktails, researching cocktails and making cocktails. Mostly whiskey cocktails, given her Kentucky location.