Nothing goes with whiskey quite like fruit does, and summer's favorite fruit, the peach, might just go with whiskey better than any other. As summer comes to a close, we can relive its glory days with this sweet, refreshing, and easy cocktail.
Like vodka, who's flavors are too numerous to count these days, more and more whiskey makers are branching out into flavors. While some of these flavored spirits taste great all by themselves, they are especially well suited for mixing into cocktails. Bird Dog Peach Whiskey is no exception. With its peachy sweetness it makes for a nice, easy to take shot, as well as some damn fine summery cocktails. Here we've mixed it with Pennington's Vanilla Rye (made right here in Nashville!) and some sparkling soda water that will make you think of peach pie on a hot summer day.
Combine both whiskeys and the lemon juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to chill and strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Top with a splash of soda water, garnish with lemon zest and enjoy!