Elderberry Whiskey Peach Smash

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Elderberry Whiskey Peach Smash is a sweet twist on a classic cocktail.

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Mark loves a good whiskey cocktail, and quite frankly, I love to make them for him. However, I always have to take his word that they taste good, because I’m usually too afraid to try them. Not that I lack confidence in my skills, but he likes his drinks rather strong, and it tends to be a bit much for me.

After making a classic whiskey peach smash, {adding a bit of elderberry to it}, I decided to be brave and give it a try.

Hey Mikey, she likes it!

Yep- it was pretty good. The peach and elderberry add such sweet flavor that the whiskey is toned down enough to where I could really enjoy it. {I know, I’m a wimp!}

I think it’s probably one of the funnest drinks I’ve ever made before, too. Either it was because I got to use my new muddler {oh how I love my new OXO muddler!} or because I had fun smashing the peach and mint!

The muddler was so easy to use with it’s soft griped handle. And can I just tell you how excited I am about the 4-piece Mini Measuring Beaker Set? With a funnel shape and spout, they’re designed specifically for measuring and pouring smaller amounts of ingredients, like simple syrup and elderberry liqueur. I just love the 2 oz, 1 oz, 1 T and 1 tsp sizes with colorful, easy-to-read measurement markings.

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This Elderberry Whiskey Peach Smash was so refreshing, {and fun to make}, that I can’t wait to make it again.

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Elderberry Whiskey Peach Smash

Elderberry Whiskey Peach Smash is a sweet twist on a classic cocktail.

5 minPrep Time

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  • 1 peach slice {I used one from a jar of peaches, but you can also use fresh}
  • 3 mint leaves
  • 2 twists of lemon
  • 1/2 oz water
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1 oz Elderberry Liqueur {I used St Germain}
  • 2 oz whiskey


  1. Add peach slice, mint leaves and twists of lemon to a shaker; muddle
  2. Fill shaker with ice and add remaining ingredients
  3. Firmly place lid on shaker and shake until well combined, about 30-45 seconds
  4. Pour into a cocktail glass filled with ice
  5. Serve
Cuisine: American | Recipe Type: Cocktails


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    • Rachel says

      I think he’ll love it, too Taylor 🙂

  1. says

    Muddled drinks are always so delicious! I discovered last year during a Kentucky Derby party I hosted that I love the flavor combo of whiskey and peach — this sounds like it wouldn’t disappoint! {I do, however, like whiskey on its own, too! I drink like a man, what can I say. 😉 } Thanks for sharing the great recipe & happy brunching!

    • Rachel says

      I was surprised at how much I liked it Stephie!

  2. says

    I am obsessed with elderberry liquor. I would loooooove this drink!

  3. says

    Can I just say how happy I am that so many of us ladies are bringing whiskey to brunch? We are awesome. Also, that muddler rocks! I’ve been using mine almost every day since I got it. Beautiful cocktail! Pinned.

  4. says

    I really wish I’d gotten the muddler now. It looks like it’s really well made! My muddler is decent, but wooden and hard to clean. But I’m super happy with my OXO products either way 🙂

    • Rachel says

      Oh yes, I love OXO! Sounds like it’s time for a new muddler- you won’t regret it!

  5. mikejaz says

    Uh, you got so excited about International Amazing Brunch World Week that you forgot the elderberry in the Elderberry Whiskey Peach Smash…so let me help you out here, would you use 1/4 or 1/2 oz of St. Germain here?

    • Rachel says

      Oops, I sure did! Thanks for catching that- I actually used 1 oz, and I’ve corrected the recipe!

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