The Chew: Grilled Peach Bourbon Smash Recipe

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The Chew: Grilled Peach Bourbon Smash

When you think about firing up the grill, there’s a good chance the word cocktail will make you think of a drink you sip on while flipping food over the flame. But what if I told you that you can actually make a cocktail using those grilled ingredients? That’s the idea behind Clinton Kelly’s Grilled Peach Bourbon Smash. He had the bright idea to grill up some peaches and then pair them with bourbon to make a cocktail Michael Symon called a dream drink! After throwing the flimsy paper straws over his shoulder and declaring that plastic straws are actually not so good for the environment, he suggested that you reach for an elegant metal straw to sip on this drink!

No matter how you enjoy it, your taste buds will be bursting with joy. To get the recipe, click next page.

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The Chew: Grilled Peach Bourbon Smash Recipe Ingredients

The Chew: Grilled Peach Bourbon Smash Recipe

Grilling up some peaches never sounded so good! Clinton Kelly’s Grilled Peach Bourbon Smash will be your new favorite summer cocktail. (edsel_ / Flickr)

  • 1 sugar cube
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • ice – to serve
  • 1 peach – halved, pitted
  • 5 mint leaves
  • 2 oz bourbon

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The Chew: Grilled Peach Bourbon Smash Recipe Directions

  1. Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat
  2. Put the peach halves on the grill, flat-side-down
  3. Grill until charred and soft, about 5 minutes
  4. Remove to a cutting board
  5. Cut each peach into 8 slices
  6. In a cocktail shaker, add the sugar cubes and crush using a muddler
  7. Add a grilled peach slice, mint leaves, and lemon juice
  8. Muddle the fruit thoroughly
  9. Add some ice and the bourbon
  10. Close and shake vigorously
  11. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice
  12. Garnish with a grilled peach slice

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