Bourbon Smash

By: The Local Palate
Bourbon Smash next to a basket of citrus

Bar manager at Félix in Charleston, Hailey Knight, shares her go-to classic bourbon smash featuring sweet blueberries and peaches. Knight recommends using frozen fruit, either store-bought or fresh-to-frozen, in place of ice so the cocktails sustain their flavor even as they melt in the heat. The unexpected addition of this bourbon smash: coconut oil. Adding both tropical essence and a smoothing factor to the consistency, coconut oil serves as the unsung hero of this cocktail.

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1 cocktail

  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 whole peach
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 ounces fresh orange juice
  • 1½ ounces bourbon
  • Garnish: Mint sprig
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and process to desired consistency. Serve in a chilled rocks glass and garnish with mint sprig.
  • Recipe By
    Hailey Knight of Félix in Charleston
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