I was just telling a friend the other day I ate so many peaches in different forms this summer, that I am Done with peaches…until next summer.
That being said, there is a reason I couldn’t stop with this certain stone fruit. Not only is it great alone or with a little dollop of cream, but it’s subtle flavor goes with just about anything summery you can think of: pies, grills, cocktails.
I wish I could grow a peach tree, and not just for the obvious reasons.
And ::sigh:: then it would be as easy as going to the backyard to harvest a cocktail. Anyway, on to my top three peach cocktails this summer…
The Just Peachy via The Bourbon Babe
1.5 ounces bourbon of your choice
Fill a glass halfway with crushed ice. Squeeze in the juice from one peach. Pour in 1.5 ounces of Four Roses Yellow Label. Stir and enjoy. I love this recipe because it only requires a couple ingredients.
The Peachy Keen: 1.5 oz. bourbon, 1oz peach liqueur (mine is strong stuff from friends in Poland), .5 oz lemon juice. Shake and sit on a sunset-lit patio while enjoying.
The Bourbon Belle: 2oz bourbon (3 if it’s your first cocktail), 1/2 oz peach liqueur, 1/2 oz sweet vermouth, 2 dash bitters. Shake, strain, enjoy. This one, because of the vermouth, is a little more grounded and not as summer-light, but still a great drink.
(photos via my Instagram)