Monday Funday #14: Summer Crush!

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Happy Monday, everyone!

We hope you all had lovely weekends, and that your work week got off to a good start–but even if it didn’t, we are here to help with a delicious new cocktail!

Since this week is leading up to the 4th of July, we decided to make some down home all American drinks to celebrate, and to kick it all off we have a bourbon & peach concoction that is certain to impress!

Come inside and let us tell you all about the Summer Crush!

We are officially in stone fruit season, and when we saw some amazing peaches at the farmers market this weekend we just knew we had to use them to make a drink!

So let’s cut the chit chat and get to the recipe, shall we?

For the Summer Crush you will need:

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  • 1 1/2 oz bourbon
  • 1/2 oz apple brandy
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 a peach, plus an extra slice for garnish
  • handfull of mint leaves, plus a sprig for garnish

Gather your ingredients plus your jiggers, bar spoon, muddler, bar glass, and serving glass. This is meant to be served in a julep cup, but if you don’t have one you can use a tumbler.

This drink also uses crushed ice, so make sure you are prepped. If you do not have a hand grinder, you can lightly pulse the ice in a blender very, very briefly.

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First, remove the skin and chop up your 1/2 peach, placing the pieces directly into your bar glass.

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Next, gather a small handful of mint leaves and place them in the glass.

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Now add your 2 teaspoons brown sugar.

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Use your muddler to roughly combine these ingredients until the sugar has disolved.

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Now add your 1 1/2 oz bourbon (as always, we used Bulleit).

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And then your 1/2 oz apple brandy.

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Use your bar spoon to thoroughly mix your ingredients.

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Now crush your ice, and fill your glass almost to the top.

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Strain your drink over the ice, and then use your bar spoon to add some of the peach directly into the glass.

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Now top your glass off with crushed ice–it should end up overflowing on top of the glass.

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Add your mint sprig and peach slice to garnish, drop in a straw, and you are ready to go!

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A perfectly refreshing down home drink for the summer!

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Enjoy!

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