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Thursday, August 16, 2012


Ginger-Peach Old Fashioned
A ginger-peach Old Fashioned, ready to jump down my eager throat.

Today’s cocktail selection is my very own Ginger-Peach Old Fashioned, combining two flavors that work especially well together: the velvety sweetness of peach with the warm, sharp bite of ginger.

To make this tasty little fellow, you’ll need to do a little advance prep.  Both the peach-infused rye whiskey and the ginger liqueur take about three days... so be sure to plan ahead.

Take a handful of dried peaches - make sure you use peaches that have not been treated with sulfur dioxide - and stick ’em in a clean quart jar.  Add about a fifth of rye whiskey and let the whole mess marinate for about three or four days on the kitchen counter.  Strain and store in a clean bottle.  You can even eat the (hic!) peaches.  Bourbon more to your taste?  All right, then - use bourbon instead.

Ginger-Peach Old Fashioned

2 oz peach-infused rye whiskey
1 oz DIY ginger liqueur (recipe here)
3 dashes Fee Brothers orange bitters

Add ingredients to cocktail shaker with ice.  Stir and strain into chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with maraschino cherry or orange twist.

1 comment:

Jim McQuiggin said...

Heh, heh, I'm trying this out tonight AND stealing it for my "Nightcap time" feature.