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Celebrate peach season with a refreshing Bourbon Peach Slush. This boozy slush, made with simple ingredients that are in season, makes for a perfect entertaining cocktail because the recipe can be easily doubled or tripled. Makes 4 small drinks.
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.
You accept the heat, too, because it’s PEACH SEASON! And peaches make everything better.
More peach recipes we adore: Dairy Free Peach Cobbler / Peach Moscow Mule / Blackberry Peach Hand Pies / Individual Ginger Peach Punch / Peach Julep Popsicles / Balsamic Peach Compote / Grilled Peach Bruschetta
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.
What the difference between a slush and a smoothie?
Well, there isn’t much of a difference! Typically, smoothies include some form of dairy (yogurt, milk, etc.) or could also be dairy free, but with a product like almond, cashew or coconut milk that adds a creamy element.
Slushes tend to involve liquids, which is why adding booze is totally acceptable!
Can I make this bourbon slush with frozen peaches?
Instead of the two fresh peaches, substitute 1-1.5 cups of frozen sliced peaches. They’ll work beautifully in the simple syrup and blend beautifully into this drink!
Can I make a nonalcoholic Peach Slush?
I haven’t tried it without the booze, but I bet it would be delicious! Who doesn’t love peachy goodness that’s frozen?
To do this, simply leave out the alcohol.
What bourbon do you recommend adding to this frozen cocktail?
Please, for the love of everything good and right in this world, use a good bourbon.
It doesn’t have to be Pappy or anything exceedingly fancy, but you want it to taste good.
TL;DR: Don’t purchase the bottom-shelf bourbon for this drink because you’re gonna taste the bourbon.
What tools do I need to make a Bourbon Peach Slush?
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- Blender or food processor to blend up the drink.
- Saucepan to make the simple syrup.
- Highball Glasses to serve the drink in.
- Fun straws to drink out of… because why not?
And if you just want this drink? Well, you’re in luck!
Here’s how we made the Bourbon Peach Slush:
Celebrate peach season with a refreshing Bourbon Peach Slush. Simple to make and easier to sip, this frozen cocktail is perfect for an end-of-summer party.
Peach Simple Syrup
- ½ cup water
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 peaches, sliced
- Peach Simple Syrup
- 2 cups ice cubes
- ½ 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!
No fresh peaches? No problem! Substitute 1-1.5 cups of frozen sliced peaches for the fresh peaches in this recipe to make the Peach Simple Syrup.
- Calphalon Stainless Steel Shallow Sauce Pan (2 1/2-quart)
- Pyrex 2-Cup Measuring Cup
- Oxo Good Grips Mini Angled Measuring Cup
- KitchenAid Diamond Blender
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Amount Per Serving:Calories: 343 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 4mg Carbohydrates: 75g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 73g Protein: 1g