Mother’s Day is coming up fast and after brainstorming some fun gift ideas to give my mom, I also thought it would be fun to host a little happy hour before heading to dinner. My mom is a big fan of whiskey cocktails, so in an effort to make it fun and feminine I decided to make a strawberry and white peach whiskey smash.
I used Clyde May’s bourbon whiskey, which is one of Matthew’s favorites. It has an interesting history too! Clyde May was a World War II veteran who, upon his return to Alabama after the war, began making his whiskey recipe in small batches with the addition of green apple. Clyde operated as a moonshiner and distributed his whiskey to friends and family, starting in 1946. Because it was illegal at the time, he ended up spending eight months in jail. Even still, on the day of his release, he took up his operation again. 70 years later Clyde’s son revived the family business and honored his dad’s legacy by producing legal whiskey from the original recipe. Isn’t that so cool?! I love hearing about the passion that goes into business from day one.
This cocktail is tart and fruity and I love the addition of muddled white peaches and fresh strawberries. The lemon juice provides the perfect amount of tartness that’s balanced with honey as a sweetener. I would highly recommend this cocktail! It’s the perfect drink to toast the mother figures in our lives who have done so much for us!
Welcome to M Loves M! My name is Mara and I created this lifestyle site in 2009 as a place to share my love of fashion, beauty, food and entertaining. I live in Los Angeles with my husband Matthew, our baby boy, and our dog Ginger. I strive to create a site that’s relatable to women, while also being inspirational. I’m so glad you stopped by!