This Peach Whiskey Sour takes the classic cocktail and adds a peachy update. Made with fresh peach syrup, lemon juice, and a few dashes of bitters, this craft cocktail is a sipper for the summer!
Why I Love This Recipe
I love this Peach Bourbon Sour recipe for its perfect blend of sweet and tangy flavors. The combination of fresh, juicy peaches and the rich depth of bourbon creates the perfect balance that makes a refreshing and delightful cocktail for any occasion.
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How to Make a Peach Bourbon Cocktail
Prepare a cocktail glass with fresh ice. Place all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until nice and cold, about 20 seconds.
Strain into the prepared cocktail glass and garnish with a cherry, lemon wedge, or peach slice. Cheers!
What Whiskey or Bourbon to Use for this Cocktail
This cocktail can be made with whiskey or bourbon (see below for differences). A traditional Whiskey Sour calls for an 80-proof bourbon which will add the perfect flavor to the sweet and sour elements of the drink.
If you want to taste the alcohol a little more, try a 100-plus-proof whiskey. And if you want more of a punch from your whiskey, try a rye whiskey, which will give you an extra boost of flavor.
What's the Difference Between Bourbon and Whiskey?
Bourbon has to be made in America with at least 51% corn, aged in new charred oak barrels, and it has to hit certain ABV marks (no more than 160 proof and put into the barrels at 125 proof).
Some people say that Bourbon has to be made in Kentucky, which isn't true. Bourbon can be made in another state. To be called a "Kentucky Bourbon", it has to be both distilled and aged in Kentucky.
Whiskey is distilled from a fermented grain mash that could be comprised of corn, rye, barley, and/or wheat. It is then aged in oak barrels, but they do not have to be new or charred like bourbon. Whiskey cannot be distilled higher than 190 proof. Whiskey is made all over the world and there are several styles like Irish Whiskey and Scotch Whiskey.
Tools Needed to Make a Cocktail at Home
To make great cocktails at home, you need to make sure you have the right tools. For a complete list of everything you might need for a home bar, check out my List of Bar Tools.
Peach Whiskey Sour
- Prepare a cocktail glass with fresh ice. Place all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until nice and cold, about 10 seconds.
- Strain into the prepared cocktail glass and garnish with a cherry, lemon wedge, or peach slice. Cheers!
Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
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