Since most of the country is in a massive never ending heatwave I thought it would be appropriate to post one of my favorite summer drinks. I love bourbon and I love peaches so… Bourbon Peach Slush it is. And man do these go down fast when its 105 degrees.
I like to use frozen peaches for 2 reasons-first, the frozen fruit means I don’t have to dilute the drink so much by adding more ice to give it that slush texture and second, the peaches are typically very sweet because they freeze the fruit at the height of its ripeness. HOWEVER, this time the frozen peaches I bought were not that sweet…kinda sounds like everything in the world right now-nothing is up to par. SO, I just added a bit more peach nectar. The recipe below is assuming the frozen peaches are very sweet, but you just need to adjust the recipe to your liking. If you want it really sweet then you can add a Tablespoon of pre-made simple syrup. You can find this in most grocery stores and liquor stores.
For summer drinks or any smoothie you need a really good blender-its worth the money I promise! Plus a good blender can be used in so many ways in the kitchen from soups, salad dressings, smoothies, milkshakes…. and yes I honestly do use it for all those things. I have tried the Vitamix and the Blendtec and I really prefer the Blendtec (link to my fav) Its not as big and the blades are closer to the bottom for when you are doing small batches like salad dressings. Yes, the Vitamix has small bowls you can use to make smoothies, but those are too small and too narrow in my opinion.
I hope you like this drink! Let me know what your other favorite summer cocktails are and I would be happy to post to share with everyone!
Bourbon Peach Slush
Woodsy, spicy bourbon blended with sweet ripe peaches are a perfect combination for a summer cocktail.
- 1 Cup peach nectar
- 1/2 Cup ginger ale
- 1 1/2 Cup frozen peaches
- 4-6 oz Bourbon
- 1/2 Cup ice
- 1 large limed, juiced
- basil or mint for garnish
Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth and slushie. Garnish with basil or mint.
If your peaches are not very sweet add a bit more peach nectar to the blender until you get the “peachiness” you like. If you need it to be a bit sweeter add about 1 Tablespoon simple syrup to blender.