In case you haven't noticed, it's PEACH SEASON in Nashville! Pretty much anywhere you go, you can find amazing fresh peaches courtesy of The Peach Truck.
Unlike grocery store peaches, The Peach Truck brings the peaches straight from the farm in Georgia to Nashville within hours of being plucked from the tree. The result is a fresh peach that dreams are made of. You know, juices running down your chin kind of dreams.
Anytime we've got fresh fruit, thoughts automatically go to 'what cocktail can we put that in'? With peaches, you're pretty much unlimited. They go great with rum, gin, tequila and of course, bourbon.
For this cocktail, we've paired the ripe, juicy peaches with Four Roses Bourbon and added a few other special ingredients to make it refreshing but still complex. If you'd like, try swapping out the bourbon for a good quality aged tequila.
fine mesh strainer
2 oz Four Roses Bourbon
1/2 fresh peach, plus more for garnish
1/2 oz demerara simple syrup
1/2 oz lemon juice
1/2 oz Cynar
1/2 oz Peach Brandy
Start by placing the peach half in the bottom of your cocktail shaker. Using your muddler, mash it to release the juices. Since we only want the flavor of the peach, transfer the mashed peach to your fine mesh strainer and use your muddler to push through the juice into your shaker and discard the skin and remnants. Add the bourbon, demerara simple syrup, lemon, Cynar and brandy to your shaker and fill with ice. Shake it vigorously for 10-15 seconds before straining into your rocks glass with fresh ice. Top with club soda and garnish with a slice of peach.