Celebrate peach season with a delightfully refreshing Bourbon Peach Slush. Simple to make and even easier to drink, this frozen cocktail is perfect for an end-of-summer party.
It’s peach season! This is one of my favorite times during the year, even though it’s close to the temperature of the sun outside. The high temps have been in the 100’s for the last two weeks or so… but when I was watching the news yesterday, I learned that the highs are only in the upper 90’s for the coming week. And do you know what I said?
“Oh, that’s not too bad.”
Because that’s how life goes here in Texas in August: You accept the heat, even though it’s brutal, and you want to hide indoors until autumn arrives. Which won’t be until October. Probably.
But! You accept the heat, too, because it’s PEACH SEASON! And peaches make everything better.
I cannot get enough of these fresh peaches. In fact, I’ve been purchasing them by the dozen, which means I’ve been eating them alongside my lunch, as well as making all the recipes using the summer stone fruit.
So far, I’ve whipped up a pie, popsicles, several salads and now this Bourbon Peach Slush.
It’s preeeeeeetty darn good.
And if you like bourbon? You’re gonna love this.
We have my husband to thank for this recipe. When I was discussing what to do with the last of the peaches from the most recent dozen purchased, he suggested making a drink.
I wanted to make the peach-bourbon base bubbly and light by topping it with club soda. He immediately nixed that, instead suggesting it would probably make a good slush.
And boy, was he right. The natural sweetness of the peaches sings when paired with the bourbon, but the alcohol doesn’t overpower the fruit. And the slush? Well, bravo to Winston because it is a perfect cocktail to enjoy on a scorching summer’s day. Ice cold, refreshing and balanced: just the way I like any summertime drink!
Bourbon Peach Slush Essentials
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Here’s how we made this frozen cocktail:
Bourbon Peach Slush
Peach Simple Syrup
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 peaches , sliced
- Peach Simple Syrup
- 2 cups ice cubes
- 1/2 cup bourbon
In a small saucepan, combine the water, sugar and peaches to make the simple syrup. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
Remove from the heat, and steep for 15 minutes, then refrigerate until use.
Pour the peach simple syrup (with the peach slices, too!), the bourbon and ice cubes into the blender.
Blend until smooth.
Serve immediately, and enjoy with a slice or two of fresh peach on the side!