Stonefruit Sipper

Summer is winding down and with it so is the abundance of fresh fruits and summertime flavors. But don't go whining about it, drown your sorrows in booze like the rest of us.

This deliciously-drinkable cocktail is made with Belle Meade Bourbon, one of our booze partners for our September 3st of the Month event. With it we added fresh summer flavors though the addition of apricot liqueur, peach bitters and Aperol. 

When making cocktails, it helps to think of them like any other recipe - pulling together a balance of flavors ranging from sweet, sour, bitter and even sometimes a little salty. One taste of this one and you'll agree that the elements come together in perfect harmony.



cocktail mixing glass
bar spoon
cocktail glass


2 oz Belle Meade Bourbon
.75 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1 oz Lillet Blanc
.5 oz Aperol
.5 oz Apricot Liqueur
.5 oz Eli Mason Demerara Syrup
2 dashes peach bitters
star anise for garnish


Start by chilling your cocktail glass with ice and water while you prepare the cocktail. Fill cocktail mixing glass with ice and add all ingredients except garnish. Stir to chill. Discard ice from pre-chilled cocktail glass and strain cocktail into glass. Float the star anise on top and serve.