Cocktail Time: Sweet Georgia Peach Drink
It’s time for the perfect front porch sittin’ kind of cocktail, a Sweet Georgia Peach Drink to be exact. I used Old Camp Whiskey to give it an extra boost of that peach flavor!
I don’t know what it is about bourbon, but I typically associate it with guys and not girls. Granted several of my best friends in college always ordered bourbon and coke, I still never think about it when cocktail developing. Until now. Move over rosé, there’s a new girl in town. And she’s delicious. I call her the Sweet Georgia Peach Smash. Trust me, you’ll be besties soon too.
Bourbon (or whiskey) smash cocktails often contain simple syrup, lemon, mint, a little splash of seltzer and of course, bourbon! We all know I don’t like the typical so I had to add some pizzazz to this fabulous little drink. Peach to be exact.
While Georgia holds claim as the peach state, I grew up in South Carolina where they also know a thing or two about peaches. I remember sitting in the back of my grandfather’s old gray truck as he took us to pick peaches. He probably didn’t know I’d one day muddle them into a whiskey cocktail, but hey…it’s delish!
Since I wanted the flavor to really be infused with the peachy flavor, I also chose a specific whiskey. I used Old Camp Whiskey which is a peach pecan flavored whiskey, and I also love supporting local Nashville artists. This whiskey was created by Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line, and it’s truly worth trying. It’s full of peach flavor and a touch of pecan. So if you’re here because you were searching Old Camp Whiskey recipes, you’ve come to the right place!
In addition to be a food and tabletop stylist, I also have quite the affinity for country music. My parents often joke that the school’s location to all the hustle and bustle of country music is the real reason I chose to go to Vanderbilt University. My lips are sealed. On to this Georgia Peach Drink!
You know I love a good garnish so in addition to peaches, I added in pinches of Sweet Williams for a pop of color. Sweet Williams are fully edible so no worries there. I think it adds a little something fun. Wouldn’t this be a pretty cocktail at a bridal shower? Or just on a Friday afternoon around 4:45pm? Yes, yes it would.
I note simple syrup below and if you’re not sure what simple syrup is, it’s a sweetened syrup made with sugar and water. To make it, heat equal parts water and granulated sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer on low until all the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, allow to cool, and store in a glass (refrigerated) for up to one month.
Sweet Georgia Peach Smash
- 2 ounces whiskey or bourbon - I used Old Camp Peach Pecan Whiskey
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 ounce simple syrup
- 3 slices peach
- 1 splash seltzer water
- Fill glass with crushed ice. Combine whiskey, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into glass. Top with a splash of seltzer water and garnish with peach slices (and flowers if you're feeling fancy)!
So grab a glass of this Sweet Georgia Peach Drink and let’s cheers to beautiful drinks! And if you get a chance to try Old Camp Whiskey, you should definitely grab an extra bottle and make this drink!
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What;s simple syrup? I would love to try this!
It’s a sweet syrup made with water and sugar. Right above the recipe, I added a note about simple syrup with instructions for making it! :)
Hi sweet Courtney. I just recently found your Instagram; and, while I love your style of writing and your quick wit, I must admit I follow to see “The Adventures of Miss Blakey” too!!
I’m anxious to try this peach smash recipe and the peach pecan bourbon. Is it a teaspoon or tablespoon of simple syrup in your recipe?
Hi Pat!! So glad you found me! So I just switched to a new recipe plugin and I’m still getting used to it, hence my not realizing it didn’t have the amount listed for simple syrup! All fixed now, it’s 1 ounce! One ounce equals 2 tablespoons if you prefer to know it in tablespoons! :) XOXO
Hi Courtney, This recipe not only caught my eye but also the recipe plug-in. I recently re-did my site and lost my recipe plug-in that came with the old wordpress theme. Would you mind sharing the name of it. Thanks.
The photos are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing the recipe! I’m gonna try it.