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Peach-Basil Bourbon Smash

About the Recipe

The Peach-Basil Bourbon Smash is a delightful and refreshing cocktail that combines the rich, smooth flavor of Big Storm Straight Bourbon Whiskey with the sweet juiciness of peaches and the aromatic freshness of basil. The addition of simple syrup and lemon juice perfectly balances the flavors, creating a harmonious blend that is both invigorating and satisfying. Garnished with a basil sprig and a peach slice, this cocktail is not only delicious but also visually appealing. Ideal for a summer evening or a sophisticated gathering, the Peach-Basil Bourbon Smash offers a unique twist on a classic bourbon cocktail.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Big Storm Straight Bourbon Whiskey

  • 3-4 slices frozen peaches (thawed slightly)

  • 3-4 fresh basil leaves (plus extra for garnish)

  • 0.5 oz honey syrup (2 parts honey, 1 part water)

  • 0.5 oz fresh lemon juice

  • Ice

  • Basil sprig and peach slice (for garnish)

Preparation

  1. Muddle Peaches and Basil: In a cocktail shaker, muddle the thawed frozen peaches and fresh basil leaves with the honey syrup and fresh lemon juice until well combined and fragrant.

  2. Add Bourbon and Ice: Pour in the Big Storm Straight Bourbon Whiskey and fill the shaker with ice.

  3. Shake: Shake vigorously for about 15-20 seconds until well-chilled.

  4. Strain: Strain the mixture into a rocks glass filled with ice.

  5. Garnish and Serve: Garnish with a sprig of basil and a peach slice.

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