"Peaches are incredibly delicious, especially caramelized on the grill and muddled with your favorite bourbon, grilled lemon, and mint. Strain over ice, make a toast to good times, and enjoy this totally smashing summer refreshment with a good friend."
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 5 mins
1 large peach – halved, stone removed, and skin on
1/4 cup white sugar
5 leaves fresh mint
2 fluid ounces simple syrup
3 fluid ounces bourbon (such as Bulleit®)
4 fluid ounces ginger ale, or as needed
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1Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate. When the grill is hot, close lid and allow to heat, 5 minutes.
2Place peach halves and lemon, cut-side down, in sugar until coated. Place on the grill; cook until fruits are soft, about 5 minutes. Cool on a cutting board, about 1 minute. Cut peach into slices with a knife; reserve 2 for garnish.
3Place remaining peach, mint leaves, and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker; juice lemon into the shaker. Gently muddle with a cocktail muddler. Pour in bourbon and ice, cover, and shake until the outside of the shaker has frosted. Strain into a chilled glass; top off with ginger ale, and garnish with grilled peach slices and lemon.
The muddled peach may clog your shaker, in which case you should just open the shaker and pour through a fine mesh strainer. For more rustic drinks, pour the contents of the shaker directly into glasses.