It’s time for the first peach bourbon cocktail of the season. I can’t guarantee it won’t be the last of the season because I’ve been working on a mezcal one too, but for now, let’s focus on this one. Because it’s a good one. And it’s summer. And peaches are in season. And bourbon. Well, bourbon is always in season.
So, this peach bourbon cocktail started as something rather different a year ago. In the beginning I made it with sage and peach syrup, but I let the recipe sit for awhile and when I finally came back to it, things changed a little. I had different ingredients on hand and decided to go a slightly different direction. Instead of peach syrup I used Ash Apothecary Honey Ginger Simple Syrup and completely dropped the sage. I didn’t think it was a good fit with the ginger in the syrup.
Overall, I’m rather happy with how the version of this peach bourbon cocktail came out. Peach and bourbon are already a wonderful combination, especially with lemon juice. The honey ginger simple syrup sweetens the drink and also adds a little ginger bite. Batavia Arrack sneaks in the back to provide dimension without overpowering anything.
- ⅓ yellow peach
- 1-1/2 ounces bourbon (I used Maker's Mark)
- ½ ounce Ash Apothecary Honey Ginger Simple Syrup
- ¼ ounce Batavia Arrack
- ½ ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice
- Place peach in a cocktail shaker and muddle.
- Add remaining ingredients except for garnish and fill shaker with ice.
- Shake and double strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.
- Garnish with a...........
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Note: I was provided samples of Ash Apothecary simple syrups to enjoy. All thoughts, opinions, images and the recipe are my own.