Summer Peach Smash Cocktail

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Growing up we had a single peach tree in our backyard, which yielded a bumper crop of peaches each summer. The season was fast and furious … a couple of magical weeks of gluttonous consumption. And then, as suddenly as the lavish bounty had appeared, our lone peach tree would retire until the next summer.

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Summer Peach Smash Cocktail

peach cocktail

This peach smash is our take on a summertime gin and tonic to help quench your thirst on the blistering hot days of summer!

  • Author: Kathleen Korb
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cocktails 1x
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Cuisine: California

Ingredients

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  • 1 very ripe peach
  • 2 mint sprigs, plus more for garnish
  • 2 teaspoons simple syrup
  • 4 ounces botanical gin (such as St. George Botanivore)
  • ½  lemon, juiced
  • Soda water

Instructions

  1. Quarter the peach and remove pit. Cut a couple of thin slices of peach to reserve for garnish.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the peach quarters, mint sprigs and simple syrup. Add ice, gin and lemon juice and shake for 30 seconds, until chilled. Taste for sweetness, and add a touch more simple syrup if needed.
  3. Pour into 2 double old-fashioned glasses or tumblers filled with ice. Top with soda water and garnish with reserved mint and peach.

Notes

Shopping: Look for peaches that are just firm, rich in color and unblemished. Firmer peaches should be stored on the counter, not in the refrigerator, which can make them mealy.

Drinking: Ripe peaches, on the other hand, can be refrigerated for a day or two or, better yet, muddled immediately into a summer cocktail!

Keywords: peach gin