The Smokin’ Peach Old Fashioned

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On the same trip to Long Island where we discovered the Chocolate Chili Old Fashioned, we had an awesome cocktail called a Smokin’ Peach at a nice little Italian joint called Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas, in Garden City, NY.

Being from Georgia and all, we found it amusing that a New York establishment would have a peach cocktail, but no matter. This thing is incredible, and the smoke adds an extra dimension. As usual, this is my take – I asked them for the specific quantities, but they ain’t talkin’.

If you don’t have a smoking kit, it’s fine – the cocktail stands on its own; the smoke just adds, well, what smoking a cocktail adds.

Over time I’ve updated and adapted this recipe slightly by substituting a dried orange wheel when I’m out of dried peach slices for garnishing, and suggested fruit woods for smoking rather than hardwoods like maple or oak.

Note: updated 2024-07-14 with new photo, mixing methods and more.

The Smokin’ Peach Old Fashioned

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Difficulty: Easy


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This thing is incredible, and the smoke adds an extra dimension. These things go down smooth, and quickly! Be careful – they still pack a punch!


  • 2 ounces 2 Bulleit Bourbon

  • 1 ounce 1 Peach nectar

  • 1/2 ounce 1/2 mint simple syrup

  • 1 dash 1 lemon juice

  • 1-2 dashes 1-2 Fee Brothers Peach Bitters

  • 1 slice 1 Dried peach or dried orange wheel for garnish


  • Add bourbon, peach nectar, simple syrup, lemon juice, and peach bitters to a mixing glass
  • Add several ice cubes to the mixing glass and stir until well-chilled
  • Smoke with apple or cherry wood, then garnish with a dried peach slice or orange wheel


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  • I like Bulleit for mixing, but you do you. Wild Turkey 101 is an acceptable substitute as well as it has an almost identical mash bill. Goya peach nectar is what’s available around here; your mileage may vary. But generally speaking, if you can get this one, it’s perfect for the job. Do NOT use peach puree – you’ll be highly disappointed. There’s also Jumex Peach Nectar in 12oz cans, which I’ve been using lately.
  • If you don’t have fresh lemons lying around for the juice, the bottled kind is fine.
  • I really like the Fee Brothers bitters, but any peach bitters brand will do. I’ve also had success with the Woodford Reserve Peach Bitters in the dropper bottle. Orange bitters can be substituted in a pinch.

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