Peach Ginger Smash
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Peach Ginger Smash
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Rating

4.24 / 5
The Peach Ginger Smash is a vibrant cocktail that combines the warmth of ginger with the sweetness of peach and the freshness of mint leaves, all brightened by the tang ... more The Peach Ginger Smash is a vibrant cocktail that combines the warmth of ginger with the sweetness of peach and the freshness of mint leaves, all brightened by the tang of lemon juice. The predominant flavor in this beverage comes from the rich, fruity peach nectar, which pairs harmoniously with the spiciness of the ginger. The result is a harmonious blend that is further enhanced by the complexity of bourbon, making it a drink that offers both comfort and refreshment. Served in a lowball glass, this cocktail is both aesthetically pleasing and deliciously inviting, with a sprig of mint as a garnish to add a pop of color and an extra hint of freshness.
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17.91% | 2.4 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Peach Ginger Smash is a delightful fusion of flavors where the sweet, smooth profile of peach nectar perfectly complements the warm, fiery kick from fresh ginger. This enticing blend is cleverly balanced with the sharp, refreshing zing of lemon juice, while bourbon adds a deeply aromatic, oaky backdrop that elevates the fruity and spicy notes, creating a cocktail that's both invigorating and soothing.

Method
How to make a Peach Ginger Smash

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
In a bottom of a mixing glass muddle the ginger with the mint sprigs
Add this mixture to a cocktail shaker with ice and add the rest of the ingredients
Shake then pour into a lowball glass
Garnish with a sprig of mint and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Muddle  ·  Shake  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What is the ideal occasion for serving the Peach Ginger Smash?

The Peach Ginger Smash, with its refreshing blend of mint, lemon, ginger, peach nectar, and bourbon, is ideal for summer gatherings, outdoor barbecues, or as a refreshing drink to enjoy on a warm, sunny day. Its fruity and spicy profile makes it a versatile choice for various occasions, especially during the peach season.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Can the Peach Ginger Smash be made non-alcoholic?

Yes, the Peach Ginger Smash can be adapted into a non-alcoholic version by substituting the bourbon with a non-alcoholic spirit or more peach nectar. Adjust the amount of ginger and lemon juice to balance the sweetness and flavors according to taste.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I adjust the sweetness of the Peach Ginger Smash?

To adjust the sweetness of the Peach Ginger Smash, you can vary the amount of peach nectar or introduce a sweetener like simple syrup or honey. If the cocktail is too sweet, increasing the lemon juice can help balance the sweetness with acidity.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What are some good food pairings for the Peach Ginger Smash?

The Peach Ginger Smash pairs well with grilled meats, particularly poultry and pork, thanks to its sweet and spicy flavors. It also complements light salads, seafood dishes, and fruity desserts, enhancing flavors with its peach and ginger notes.

FAQ

Can I use canned peach nectar or does it have to be fresh?

Both canned peach nectar and fresh peach nectar are suitable for the Peach Ginger Smash, depending on availability and personal preference. Fresh peach nectar might give a more vibrant peach flavor, but good quality canned nectar can be convenient and yield delicious results as well.

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