A Peach Mint Smash Cocktail That’s Perfect For Summer

This post was written in collaboration with Coopers’ Craft. All opinions and views are my own.

A Peach Mint Smash Cocktail That's Perfect For Summer
Coopers' Craft Kentucky Bourbon
A Peach Mint Smash Cocktail with Coopers' Craft Bourbon
My Style Vita Is Sharing A Peach Mint Smash Cocktail Recipe With Coopers' Craft Bourbon
A Peach Mint Smash Cocktail Recipe With Coopers' Craft Bourbon

This drink has me ready for summer, y’all! There’s nothing more southern than a peach inspired cocktail. Add in fresh mint and a little maple syrup all combined with Coopers’ Craft bourbon and you’ve got summer’s go to cocktail.

Let me take you back a couple of weeks when I went to Louisville. It was my first time visiting Kentucky and I couldn’t have been more excited. One of my 2019 goals was to visit NEW places so I was excited to check something off the list! But I was more excited to see a city that’s so rooted in bourbon and learn more about the craft that goes behind it all. Everyone who knows me knows I’m kind of obsessed with learning all the things. I just think it’s so fun to learn fun tidbits of info. Plus, I’m all about a good cocktail!

My Style Vita Is Sharing A Peach Mint Smash Cocktail Recipe

I headed out to Louisville with Coopers’ Craft, a new bourbon that’s a must try. You’ve seen me share a cocktail before, my maple bourbon apple cider cocktail. It’s smooth, light and has great flavor. We learned all about where exactly that flavor comes from which you can catch on my Instagram Story highlight “Louisville”. We saw them take the toasted staves (the wooden pieces of the barrel), add them and form them into a barrel, char the inside and tops for great flavor and then fill them up with whiskey which will soon become Kentucky straight bourbon.

The whole process was super cool.

We visited their cooperage, that’s where they make the barrels that hold the bourbon, to see the whole process. Coopers’ Craft is truly a nod to the coopers behind the barrels. Since the barrel makes the bourbon, well, might as well also make the barrels! This process is labor intensive and has several steps from getting just the right amount of char and toasting the wood just enough for flavor and color.

To bring out some of the vanilla and citrus flavors in Coopers’ Craft, I decided to make a peach, mint and maple smash. It’s the perfect way to welcome spring and will be a go to cocktail for summer. You can use any of your favorite stone fruits for this too. Plums, nectarines or peaches work great. Since I’m in Atlanta though, it’s peaches all day everyday.

My Peach Mint And Maple Bourbon Smash

A Peach Mint Smash Cocktail Recipe With Coopers' Craft Bourbon

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 peach, diced
  • 5-10 mint sprigs, torn
  • 2 oz of Coopers’ Craft
  • 1/2 oz of maple syrup
  • Soda water
  • Pint glass
  • Muddler
  • Ice
How To Make A Peach Mint Smash Cocktail With Coopers' Craft Bourbon

Here’s How To Make It


Peach Mint Bourbon Smash Cocktail Recipe - Step 1 - Add your diced peach, maple syrup and torn up mint leaves to a pint glass

Step One – Grab Your Ingredients

Add your diced peach, maple syrup and torn up mint leaves to a pint glass

A Peach Mint Smash Cocktail Recipe -Step Two - Muddle!

Step Two – Muddle!

You’ll want to muddle these 3 things together and get all the juices flowing. Depending on how juicy your peaches are (ours were NOT juicy) you may need a few more pieces. Muddle until your peaches are nice and mushy and all the juices are out.

Coopers' Craft Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail

Step Three – Add The Bourbon

Add in your Coopers’ Craft Kentucky Straight Bourbon. I always recommend 2 oz of liquor per cocktail. Then add ice.

Peach Mint Bourbon Smash Cocktail Recipe -Step Four - Shake, Shake, Shake!

Step Four – Shake, Shake, Shake!

Shake the heck out of it. You want to continue to break up the mint and get all the flavors going together. You should always shake a cocktail for at least 30 seconds.

Peach Mint Bourbon Smash Cocktail by My Style Vita

Step Five – Pour & Garnish

Strain your drink over ice cubes and top with a little soda water. Depending on your preference, you can drink this without soda water in a coupe glass. But I enjoy a little sparkling water in it. Garnish your drink with a peach slice and sprig of fresh mint.

Photos by Hannah Michelle

This content is intended for people of legal drinking age. Coopers’ Craft 21+ • Honor the Craft. Drink Responsibly. • Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 41.1-50% ABV, Brown-Forman Beverages, Louisville, KY.

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10 Comments

  1. Lisa Autumn wrote:

    Oh this sounds delish!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    Posted 3.29.19 Reply
  2. Laura Adney wrote:

    What a yummy drink, I need to try a sip. These shots are great girl

    Posted 3.29.19 Reply
  3. Amanda wrote:

    This sounds delicious! Peaches and bourbon are always a tasty combo

    Posted 3.29.19 Reply
  4. These pictures are giving me all the spring/summer vibes! It sounds and looks so good!

    Posted 3.29.19 Reply
  5. lee wrote:

    oh my gosh this looks amazing! pinning it for later this spring/summer!

    Posted 3.29.19 Reply
  6. I could use one of these right about now!! Sounds so good!

    Posted 3.29.19 Reply
  7. Kileen wrote:

    This looks and sounds so yummy! Definitely need to try it here sometime!

    Kileen
    cute & little

    Posted 3.30.19 Reply
  8. This looks so tasty. I need to try it.

    Posted 4.1.19 Reply
  9. Morgan wrote:

    If this doesn’t make you crave warm weather and a cocktail, I don’t know what will!! Sounds delicious!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

    Posted 4.1.19 Reply
  10. YUM! This sounds super delicious!

    xoxo Sarah

    Posted 4.1.19 Reply

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