I really love peaches. A lot. I also love fruity cocktails. Not the neon pink “strawberry” margarita type (though they are tasty too), but cocktails made with gorgeous real fruit. Last summer I discovered an awesome peach slush, so when we bought a big bag of peaches at the farmer’s market last weekend, that’s what I first thought of.
I’ve lately developed a fondness for strong bourbon drinks however, so I decided to find a drink that, while showcasing the peaches, was full of bourbon. Oh, did I find it.
Peachy Keen (copied from here)
- 3 parts (1.5 ounces) bourbon
- 2 parts (1 ounces) peach-honey liqueur
- 1 part (.5 ounces) lemon juice
- 2 peach slices, frozen (optional)
- Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for about 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled glass. If using, place two frozen peach slices in the glass.
Number of servings: 1
From DIY Cocktails
- 2 parts (1/2 cup) water
- 2 parts (1/2 cup) honey
- 2 parts (1/2 cup) peeled and chopped peaches
- 3 parts (3/4 cup) vodka
- Boil the water, honey, and peaches for about three minutes in a covered saucepan. Let it cool, strain out the solids, and refrigerate the liquid.
- Combine the vodka and the cooled peach mixture.
- Store in a bottle as you would other liqueur. Refrigeration isn’t necessary.
Yield: 1 cup