You guys, it’s peach season. There are few things that would make a Southern woman happier than a bushel of fuzzy, farmers-market-fresh peaches. I love peaches plain, with ice cream, baked into cobbler… and in cocktails, of course! I dreamed up this Honey Peach Old-Fashioned and it is so good. Honey, bourbon, lemon, bitters, ginger ale and some mashed up peaches on the rocks. It’s the nectar of the gods. This is what I want to be drinking for the rest of the summer. Scratch that — it’s what I will be drinking for the rest of the summer. Hope you enjoy it too! // susannah
Click below to see the Honey Peach Old-Fashioned recipe!
HONEY PEACH OLD-FASHIONED
Adapted from Garden & Gun
- 1 1/2 ounces bourbon
- 1/2 ounce honey syrup (recipe below)
- 1/2 fresh peach, diced
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- Dash Angostura bitters
- Club soda or ginger ale
- Peach slice for garnish
- In a cocktail shaker, combine bourbon, honey syrup, peach, lemon juice and a dash of bitters. With a muddler or the back of a spoon, gently crush the fruit to release its juices.
- Strain mixture into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Top with club soda or ginger ale and add a peach slice for garnish. Serve immediately.
Yields 1/2 cup. Easily multipliable — just use a 1:1 ratio of water to honey (equal parts of each). Though you could use plain honey, it should be noted that honey doesn’t mix well unless warmed first. This syrup helps the honey to mix better in cocktails.
- 1/4 cup honey (I always use local honey)
- 1/4 cup water
In a saucepan over medium heat, combine equal parts of honey and water. Stir until warmed through and combined. Let cool completely before mixing in the cocktail. Store in a glass jar with a lid in the refrigerator for future uses.