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A peach bourbon cocktail with a sprig of fresh basil, in a tall glass by a window.

Peach Bourbon Spritzers

  • Author: Jessie
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x

Description

Peach bourbon spritzers are the perfect summer cocktail!


Ingredients

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FOR THE PEACH SYRUP:

  • 2 large peaches, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water

FOR THE COCKTAILS:

  • 1/3 cup peach syrup (recipe below!)
  • 2/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup bourbon
  • 1 cup tonic water
  • 1 peach, sliced, for garnish (optional)
  • Fresh basil or mint leaves, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

FOR THE PEACH SYRUP:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until sugar has dissolved and peaches have softened, about 15 minutes. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes.
  2. Strain peach syrup into a measuring glass. (Save the leftover peach slices for smoothies!)

FOR THE COCKTAILS:

  1. Place peach syrup, lemon juice, and bourbon in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake well to chill.
  2. Divide cocktail evenly between four cocktail glasses filled with ice.
  3. Divide tonic water evenly between cocktail glasses. Top with fresh peach slices and herbs (optional) and serve immediately.

Notes

EQUIPMENT USED HERE: I use a simple steel cup and bar strainer (pictured above) for my cocktails!

This recipe is great with any bourbon – some of our favorites for cocktails are Maker’s Mark, Four Roses Small Batch, Bulleit, or Buffalo Trace. Use whatever bourbon you like to drink, or substitute your favorite whiskey.

If you don’t like bourbon, you can substitute vodka here, but be aware that you’ll lose some of the depth of flavor that comes from the bourbon.

Save any extra peach syrup in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week and use in your favorite cocktail recipes.

This recipe makes four small cocktails or two large cocktails. As always, please drink responsibly.

LOVE THIS RECIPE? Try my easy Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade next!