Peach Bourbon Ball Smash

  • ½ to 1 ounce brown sugar simple syrup (see note)
  • ½ large peach, diced (about ½ cup)
  • 3-4 large mint leaves
  • 2 ounces of Ballotin Bourbon Ball
  • Splash ginger beer (preferred) or seltzer water, chilled
  • Ice
  • Fresh mint and peach slices, or garnish

1. Add peaches, mint leaves, and simple syrup to the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Gently muddle to release the peach juices and mint oils. (Over-muddling the mint will cause it to become bitter.)

2. Add Ballotin Bourbon Ball, fill the shaker with ice, and shake until well-chilled. Strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice.

3. Top with ginger beer or seltzer water. Garnish with fresh mint sprigs and a peach slice.