Hallelujah!!! It's FRIDAY!
No only is is FRIDAY (did I mention I am excited!) but this weekend is also one of my very best friends' wedding! Woohoo! I am so excited to go celebrate with the beautiful bride!
Speaking of celebrations...want to turn a normal evening into a party? This ginger peach whiskey smash IS FOR YOU!
It's no secret I love whiskey. I love it any way I can get it. But what I really love is when someone tells me they don't like whiskey and then I make them a cocktail and they love it. Guys, whiskey isn't just for shots and car bombs. It actually goes really well with the sweetness in lots of different fruits. Exhibit A: Peaches.
Once again, I overdid it at the farmer's market on peaches. I just can't help myself.
So, when I was staring at a fruit bowl full of peaches and simultaneously feeling the need for a mid-week cocktail (don't judge! ;) I knew just what to do. So I sliced up the peaches, slit off the skins (and promptly devoured them), and grabbed some more goodies. I've been kind of obsessed with ginger lately, and I thought it would work really well here, so I grated some up to throw in the shaker. Then, I tossed in the peaches and got my muddle on.
Summary: Make 2 cocktails
- 1 peach, sliced and peeled
- 1" piece of ginger, grated
- 1/2 cup whiskey
- club soda
- agave or honey *optional
- In your cocktail shaker, combine peaches and ginger. Muddle until smooth.
- Add whiskey (and agave or honey if using) and shake vigorously for several minutes.
- Strain (or not!) over ice.
- Top with Club Soda and garnish with a peach slice.
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