The cocktails I am inclined to create are usually inspired by a delicious, perfectly ripe fruit that is in season. Peaches are juicy, sweet and perfectly tart right now; great for a whiskey smash.
The rosemary peach smash is a delicious, strong, summer drink for those whiskey/bourbon lovers.
This cocktail is easy to make, it’s complex in flavor; you can impress your whiskey or bourbon loving friends on the fly with this one.
One may ask “What classifies a smash?” I particularly like the way Imbibe defines it…
“Smashes have been popular for over a century…
” it’s good to keep one constant in mind from the get-go: a smash is a julep, but a julep is not always a smash. That’s probably the only hard and fast rule of the smash”.
As for the rest of its story—like many classic drinks—that’s open to interpretation.
Recipe: Makes 1 Cocktail
- 2oz Whiskey or Bourbon (I used Four Roses)
- 1 1/2oz Honey Syrup
- 1/2 Fresh Peach
- 1 Sprig of Rosemary
Profile: Strong, Sweet, Fresh ~ Classic/Original Recipe
Glass: Old Fashioned/Double Rocks
Garnish: Rosemary Sprig
Peel the skin from the peach, cut the peach in half, cut into 4 slices.
Add peaches and simple syrup to shaker glass, muddle the two together until the peach is broken up.
Next add the rosemary sprig, whiskey and ice; shake and dump the entire shaker including the ice into a glass, top with more ice if needed.