September 26, 2014
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Apps & Alcohol Beverages

Because peaches were so ripe and juicy, I included them throughout the menu, especially in the drinks.

The Peach Old-Fashioned is a riff on a Classic with a few changes. While most Old-Fashioned recipes include some version of a simple syrup, this recipe omits this and uses muddled fresh peaches in its place. It’s important to use really good bourbon. Feel free to substitute your favorite. Also, I always use Angostura Bitters. They are consistent and bring all the flavors together. The peach liqueur is the secret ingredient.

The Peach Martini is inspired by a sparkling peach martini I had at Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills. Light and refreshing, it was the perfect combination of fresh peach flavor, peach vodka and champagne.

 

PEACH OLD-FASHIONED

EVENT: Apps & Alcohol

Ingredients

Fresh ripe peaches

Peach liqueur

Angostura Bitters

Bulleit Bourbon

Water

Directions

  1. Muddle 2-3 slices of fresh ripe peaches with a dash* of Angostura Bitters and a splash of water in a mixing glass.

  2. Stir well and add 1 oz. peach liqueur and 2 ounces of Bulleit Bourbon.

  3. Serve over ice in old fashioned glass.

* A NOTE: A dash is several drops. This is what you get from a single shake of a bottle that has an integrated dasher top.

 

 

PEACH MARTINI

EVENT: Apps & Alcohol

Ingredients

Absolut Apeach Vodka

Peach schnapps

Peach liqueur

Pineapple juice

Champagne

Sliced peaches for garnish

Directions

  1. For each drink, fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add 2 oz. Absolut Apeach Vodka, 1 oz. peach schnapps, 1 oz. peach liqueur, splash of pineapple juice and shake well.

  2. Pour into a chilled martini glass and top off with champagne, and garnish with a slice of fresh peach.

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