This particular recipe, designed by cocktail legend, Dale Degroff, brings the Smash into the 21st Century. A warm/cool, tart/sweet concoction of muddled peach, mint, and lemon, shaken together with whiskey and a touch of simple syrup for balancing sweetness, the Whiskey Peach Smash is the perfect sipper for this transitional time of year.
- 1/2 peach, cut into thick slices
- 3 or 4 fresh mint leaves
- 1 lemon wedge
- 1 ounce water
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup
- 2 ounces whiskey
- 1 sprig mint
- 1 thin peach slice for garnish
Muddle all ingredients except whiskey in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and whiskey. Shake and strain into an ice-filled old fashioned glass and garnish with a peach slice and a sprig of mint.