Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Bourbon Peach Lemonade

Bourbon Peach Lemonade

If this does not taste like summer in a glass, I do not know what does.

Just finished up a job at beautiful, exhausting, thrilling, draining Wolf Trap Opera.   One night, my costume designer and I went in search of a good meal.  Large format chains are thick on the ground in Tyson's Corner (where we are housed), but a good local restaurant is much harder to find.  We ended up a regional chain called Coastal Flats, and I discovered this drink (also a Kale Caesar that was to die for... also it is fun to say "Kale Caesar!" and do a Roman salute).

Anyway, I've been noodling around, trying to work out the secret.  Turns out... there isn't much a of secret.  When you are dealing with bourbon, peaches, and lemonade, it is hard to make a bad drink.  hahha.

Bourbon Peach Lemonade

(Makes about 4 drinks)
  • 2/3 cup Bourbon
  • 1 quite large peach (or a couple of mediums, maybe 1.25cups)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Lemonade
    • Make it from scratch.  Amazing recipe here. 
    • OR if you are in a rush, store-bought "Simply Lemonade" is not too shabby. 
    1. Slice up your peach, quite thin.  Put in a bowl with a lid. 
    2. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Mix around.
    3. Pour bourbon over it all. 
    4. Put the lid on the bowl and shake it all up to mix well. 
    5. Let sit for a couple of hours.  You want the peaches to put out a lot of juice AND get all bourbon-y delicious.   Occasionally shake up the bowl to move things around a bit. 
    1. Carefully open up that bowl, and put the bourbon peaches in your blender. 
    2. Blend to your desired level of pulp.  I generally make mine pretty smooth, but I'm not bothered by a few bits of peach. 
    3. In an Old-Fashioned glass (or a Mason jar!)  pour about 1/2 cup of the peach blend, then add about 1/2 cup of lemonade.   
    4. Add ice and enjoy!! 

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