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Peach Bourbon Thyme Smash

Updated: Aug 7, 2021

This unique cocktail will add an exciting twist to your next summer entertaining menu. Fresh peach juice, lemon juice, bourbon, thyme leaves, and jalapeño simple syrup are shaken vigorously to create this stunning cocktail. Each cocktail contains two ounces of bourbon so don’t be fooled by its pretty facade. They still pack a boozy punch!

Recipe adapted from: ahealthylifeforme

When I came across this recipe, I was super excited to try it. Not only is my husband a huge bourbon fan, but it also gave me something that would incorporate the abundance of lemon thyme I have growing in my garden – win, win.

Super sweet peaches are smashed to release their natural juices and then added to the shaker with bourbon, lemon juice, fresh thyme leaves, and jalapeño simple syrup. It is shaken vigorously to release all the unique flavors. Don’t be afraid of the jalapeño simple syrup. It adds the flavor of pepper but only a tiny bit of heat. If you prefer, you can use plain simple syrup by omitting the jalapeno pepper. It will still be amazing. This recipe makes one cocktail. Cheers!

Let’s get cooking!



  • 2 ounces of bourbon

  • 1 ounce of lemon juice

  • 1 ounce of jalapeño simple syrup or plain simple syrup

  • 1 ripe peach

  • Ice

  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme, one stripped of leaves (I used lemon thyme)

For the jalapeño simple syrup:

  • 1/2 cup of sugar

  • 1/2 cup of water

  • 1/2 of a jalapeño, sliced in half


How to make:

Please be sure to visit: ahealthylifeforme for the source recipe and original instructions.

For the cocktail:

  1. In a martini shaker add the bourbon, lemon juice and the jalapeno simple syrup.

  2. Cut the peach in half and remove the pit. Squeeze the peach, smashing into your hand over the martini shaker. If any peach pieces fall into the shaker, it is fine.

  3. Add the leaves from one sprig of fresh thyme (I used lemon thyme).

  4. Shake vigorously to infuse the flavors.

  5. Fill a glass with ice and pour in the mixture.

  6. Garnish with one sprig of fresh thyme and a peach wedge.

For the jalapeno simple syrup

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, water, and jalapeño slice.

  2. Bring to a simmer.

  3. Smash the jalapeño with a wooden spoon to extract the flavor.

  4. Once the sugar mixture boils, remove from heat and let cool completely.

  5. Remove the jalapeño half and transfer to a container.

  6. Chill in the fridge until ready to use.

  7. Enjoy!

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