Whiskey Peach Smash

Dale DeGroff | New York

“When I came up with the Whiskey Smash variation [in the late 1980s], I didn’t just shake the fruit in the drink—I muddled it with mint,” explains Dale DeGroff of this summer-ized rendition of the nontraditional drink, which incorporates fresh peaches and citrus.


Serving: 1

  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1 ounce Curaçao
  • 2 peach slices
  • 3 lemon wedges
  • 4 or 5 mint leaves

Garnish: peach slice, mint sprig

  1. Muddle the fruit and lemon wedges with the Curaçao.
  2. Add the mint leaves and the bourbon.
  3. Shake well and strain into a double rocks glass filled with ice.
  4. Garnish with a peach slice and a mint sprig.