Peach Bourbon Thyme Smash

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Prep time: 5 mins

Cook time: 5 mins

Total time: 10 mins

Serves: 1

Ingredients

2 oz. Bourbon, Bulleit Bourbon Whiskey

1 oz. Fresh Lemon juice

1 oz. Jalapeno Simple syrup or plain simple syrup

1 Ripe peach

Fresh Ice

2 Sprigs fresh thyme, one stripped of leaves

Jalapeno Simple Syrup

For the jalapeño simple syrup:

½ cup sugar

½ cup water

½ of a fresh jalapeno, sliced in half, include seeds

Instructions

In a martini shaker add bourbon, lemon juice and simple syrup. Cut peach in half remove pit and squeeze smashing the peach in your hand over the martini shaker. Allow peach pulp to the mixture.

Add leaves from fresh thyme

Shake vigorously to infuse ingredients.

Fill a low ball glass with fresh ice and pour in bourbon mix.

Garnish with fresh thyme, peach wedge, and jalapeño slice {optional}

Jalapeño Simple Syrup

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

Bring to a simmer while smashing the jalapeño with a wooden spoon to extract the flavor.

Once it boils, remove from heat and let cool completely.

Transfer to a container and chill in the fridge until ready to use. Keep jalapeño and seeds in syrup for spicier syrup in later use.

For regular simple syrup omit jalapeño.

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