Peach Old Fashioned

Adding peaches to an Old Fashioned gives it a warm weather, summery spin. I was inspired to make a Peach Old-Fashioned after drinking one at Lilly’s Bistro during my trip to Louisville, Kentucky. Since Louisville is all about the bourbon, it’s hard to pass up an Old Fashioned.

Peach Old-Fashioned

 

It was so good and very strong, like any good Old Fashioned should be. It’s all about the flavor of the bourbon and bitters with just a little peach accent.

Peach Old-Fashioned at Lilly's Bistro

The Peach Old Fashioned from Lilly’s Bistro.

If you’re heading to Louisville, be sure to give Lilly’s Bistro a try. It was Louisville’s first farm to table restaurant and Executive Chef and Owner Kathy Cary has been nominated for numerous James Beard Awards. Plus, it’s located in Highlands, a really cool walkable neighborhood in Louisville with lots of interesting bars and shops.

Read my Guide to Eating in Louisville Here.

Lilly's Bistro in Louisville

Peach Old-Fashioned Cocktail

 

Since an Old Fashioned is a simple cocktail it’s important to use quality bourbon. I used Four Roses Small Batch, but Buffalo Trace, Maker’s Mark, and Woodford Reserve are good choices too.

Peach Old-Fashioned Cocktail with Four Roses Bourbon

 

Peach Old-Fashioned with Four Roses Bourbon

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Peach Old-Fashioned

This Old Fashioned has just a hint of peach flavor for a summery touch.

Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: Southern
Servings: 11
Ingredients
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup diced peaches (peeled), you can use fresh or frozen
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1/2 to 1 ounce peach simple syrup, depending on how strong vs sweet you want the drink)
  • 2 dashes bitters
Instructions
  1. Bring sugar, water, and peaches to a boil in a small saucepan. Simmer for 15 minutes. Use a fork to press down on the peaches and extract their flavor. Let cool completely. Pour mixture through a fin-meshed sieve into a bowl or liquid measuring cup. Press down on peaches with a spoon to get as much liquid out as possible. Discard solids.

  2. Combine the bourbon, 1/2 to 1 ounce of peach simple syrup, and the bitters in an old fashioned glass with ice and serve.

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