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Bourbon Peach Lemonade

01 Aug 2018

Live life in harmony with the seasons. Embrace the peach season and make this fresh and summery punch. The bourbon complements the tartness of the lemon and the lingering notes of ripe peach that only get stronger with time. It can be made ahead of time (in fact, it’s better that way!) and served it in your favourite tumblers with a garnish of fresh mint from your herb garden.


  • 3 cups filtered water

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 cup lemon juice (freshly squeezed)

  • 3 peaches (ripe, pitted and sliced)

  • 3/4 cup bourbon (or whiskey)

  • 3 sprigs fresh mint (plus more for garnish)


 

 

Heat the water and sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat stirring until the sugar is dissolved.

Pour the sugar water into a pitcher along with lemon juice. Add sliced peaches, bourbon, and mint.

Cover and refrigerate overnight or until ready to serve.

To serve, scoop out a slice or two of peaches with a slotted spoon and place in a glass with ice. Fill with punch. Garnish with fresh garden mint.

Looking for more food and drink inspiration?

Want to know more about the BC Signature Cocktails planned for this winter? Then get in touch.

Why not use a solid middle-shelf bourbon that you wouldn’t drink straight, but still has plenty of velvety vanilla notes. The subtle sweetness will play well off the peaches!

 

 

Author: Claire Garber



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