People sometimes ask me if we ever have total failures in the kitchen and the answer is yes! This post was actually supposed to be a Juicy Lucy burger recipe (a burger cooked with cheese inside) but the burgers fell short of our expectations on so many levels that we had to come up with a Plan B. It turned out to be a happy accident because this Whiskey Peach Smash is the best frozen drink we’ve ever made and one of the best cocktails overall that I’ve had. It was that good! It also helps that it’s the height of peach season and that today was in the 90’s… this drink is summery, refreshing and perfect for all those extra peaches you’re looking for something to do with. The drink has a very strong peach flavor that is brightened by a hint of lemon juice and deepened by the whiskey and touch of mint…the flavor is complex without being muddy or overly sweet in any way. Here’s the secret to frozen cocktails: freeze ALL the ingredients except the liquor before you attempt the drink. We’ve found that if the majority of the ingredients aren’t frozen and you have to add ice the drink turns out watery and chunky…nobody wants that. Try this recipe! I’ve never been so happy about a kitchen failure.
Whiskey Peach Smash
Note: we doubled this recipe to make two drinks in order to give our blender enough ingredients to ‘grip’. Less ingredients may not blend well.
1 Peach, frozen
1 Ounce simple syrup, frozen
Juice from 1/2 lemon, frozen
2-4 ounces whiskey (depending on desired strength)
4 mint leaves
1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until peach is pureed and ingredients are mixed. (If you aren’t sure how strong you want the drink to be start with 2 ounces of whiskey to start and add more to taste as required.)