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Bourbon and Thyme Peach Smash on a wooden board

Bourbon and Thyme Peach Smash

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I’m so excited to share this Bourbon and Thyme Peach Smash cocktail with you guys today!

I love a good cocktail. My husband is the bartender in our house – he is super creative, and loves making seasonal dishes and drinks with what we have.

I’ve been buying a lot of peaches lately. They’re just perfect right now, and I can’t stop eating them. Last week, I shared my easy bourbon balsamic glazed pork chops and peaches recipe, and you guys loved it.

So I’m keeping the peach content coming, but instead this time, it’s a drink recipe!

My husband is the bartender in the house, and he loves to make cocktails using seasonal recipes and what we have in our bar cart.

He was inspired by the peaches, and he came up with this Bourbon and Thyme Peach Smash cocktail. It was so good that I wanted to share it with you guys!

You’ll definitely want to use a good Bourbon for this recipe. But with Bourbon, good doesn’t mean crazy expensive. We used Four Roses, which is around $25 a bottle.

If you don’t know what to buy, I’d recommend going to a good liquor store and asking someone what they would recommend at whatever price point you’re going for.

Another thing I recommend – serve this in a cute coupe glass! A coupe glass is a bar glass essential. Check out a four pack on Amazon here.

Cocktails with peach and thyme garnishes with a white napkin

But back to the cocktail. I’m all about summer to fall transition recipes right now, and man this is a good one.

Summery peaches feel like summer, but the bourbon will keep you warm as the temperatures start to drop.

Although I’m not excited for the cold weather, I would love to enjoy this cocktail in a big sweater.

So this weekend, have happy hour at home, roast up some tomatoes and get out the burrata, and kick back. Cheers!

Bourbon and Thyme Peach Smash cocktail on a wooden board

Bourbon and Thyme Peach Smash Ingredients

  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 0.5 oz high quality red sweet vermouth
  • 1/4 ripe peach
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • Pinch of brown sugar


Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and allow to sit for a minute to infuse.

Muddle and then add ice to the shaker.

Shake until frosty. Finely strain over a coupe glass and garnish with a peach slice and a sprig of thyme.

Cocktail with peach and thyme garnish

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