What better time than now to talk about peach whiskey cocktails? Right in the middle of summer! Peaches and summertime just go together! Ripe and delicious from May to September, summertime is the prime time to get your peach whiskey cocktails in!
In the spirit of peaches, here are some facts about peaches that you may or may not know. Peaches and nectarines are almost identical. The only real difference in the fruits is that nectarines are hairless, and peaches are hairy! Now, it's likely that you already know that Georgia is known as the Peach State. But did you know that Georgia isn't the leader in peach production in the United States? No, not even close. California, by far-really far, grows the most peaches in the country. The second state is South Carolina. Georgia often comes in third or fourth place along with New Jersey!
Let's put the red wine away and get introduced to some excellent peach-flavored whiskies we'll be using for our peach whiskey cocktails!
Need some peach-flavored whiskey before you can get started on these peach whiskey cocktail recipes? Let's get to know them a little bit better! Bird Dog, Crown Royal, and American Born make three great peach whiskey options.
Bird Dog Peach-Flavored Whiskey
Bird Dog is the most awarded flavored whiskey brand on the market today. Bird Dog is where you go look if you're looking for a flavored whiskey. We have the infamous Bird Dog Peach Flavored Whiskey among their fourteen flavored whiskies.
Bird Dog has claimed many awards for their 80-proof peach-flavored whiskey. Bird Dog Peach Flavored Whiskey, in particular, is known to be is fragrant, rich, and bold. There's a balance between the savory start, vanilla and oak undertones, and the warm, rich peach flavors.
Crown Royal Peach Whisky
We all know Crown Royal Whisky. The story of its start never gets old. In 1939, Crown Royal was first created as a gift. And a gift to who, you may ask? A gift to the King and Queen of England. The name is starting to make a lot more sense now.
You're probably familiar with the widely popular Crown Royal Apple. But another flavor in their flavor series is Crown Royal Peach. Crown Royal Peach is a delicious blend of Canadian whisky and Georgia peaches. Crown Royal Peach is vibrant and bursting with Georgia peach flavors. It's warm and smooth with subtle notes of spice and oak.
American Born Peach Whiskey
American Born offers American whiskey with bursting flavors. Along with their American Bourbon option, American Born carries two flavored options, apple and peach. Bottled in Nashville, Tennessee, American Born's peach whiskey is 70-proof whiskey infused with natural peach flavors. It's a full-bodied, succulent whiskey option.
Spiked Peach Iced Tea Cocktail
Peach Iced Tea has become a classic in the iced tea realm! So what better way to serve it than spiked! Bust out a pitcher of spiked peach tea at any party and everyone will thank you for it! Here's what you'll need:
8 cups water
6 tea bags of your choosing
2 cups of Peach-Flavored Whiskey (I mentioned some great options above.)
1/3 cup sugar (adjust to taste)
1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
Instructions: After you've boiled your 8 cups of water, steep your tea bags for 10 minutes. Remove the tea bags, then add your sugar and baking soda. (The baking soda will eliminate the cloudiness and cut from the bitterness of the tea.) Add your peach-flavored whiskey. (You can add less or more depending on how strong you want it. Wait till cool! Serve in glasses with ice. Garnish with a mint sprig and peach slice! If you don't have peach slices on hand, garnish with a lemon slice for a subtle hint of citrus.
Bonus Spiked Peach Iced Tea Option
Stillhouse Peach Tea Whiskey is an excellent option for those who want the taste of refreshing spiked peach tea without the hassle. This Stillhouse option takes a delicious blend of Southern Peach Tea and 100% clear corn whiskey to create a smooth drink to be enjoyed by the pool. Lucky for you, Stillhouse bottles chill fast. Pop it in the fridge for a bit and it'll be ready to enjoy in no time!
A Peach Smash is a refreshing way to spend your summer. It bursts with a freshness that will keep you cool on those hot summer days. Here's what you'll need to make an epic Peach Smash cocktail. Here's what you'll need:
2 or 3 parts Peach Whiskey (adjust to how strong you want it)
1 Medium Peach
1 oz Simple Syrup or Brown Sugar Syrup
Splash of Lemon
Instructions: After cutting your peach into cubes, add your sliced peaches, a splash of lemon, and mint leaves into a shaker. Using a muddler, muddle everything together well. Add your Peach Whiskey and muddle or shake using a shaker. When everything is thoroughly mixed, add your simple syrup or brown sugar syrup into the shaker and shake once more. Strain into a glass with ice and garnish with a peach slice and mint leaves.
Peach Whiskey Sour
Here's another way to get your peach flavor fix cocktail style! Here's what you'll need:
3 oz Peach Whiskey
1 oz Lemon Juice
1 oz Simple Syrup
3 dashes of Angostura bitters
Instructions: In a cocktail shaker, add your peach whiskey, lemon juice, simple syrup, bitters, and ice. Shake for twenty seconds or so! Strain into a glass of ice. Garnish with a peach and lemon slice. Add a mint sprig for some extra zest! Enjoy!
Time for a peach fizz for all the people who love some fizzy drinks. There are two different ways to get the perfect balance between that bursting peach flavor and fizzy goodness.
Here's what you need for Peach Fizz #1 :
2.5 oz Peach Whiskey
1/2 oz Simple Syrup (adjust to taste)
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
3 oz Club Soda or Lemon-Lime Soda
Instructions: Add your peach whiskey, simple syrup, lemon juice, and club or lemon-lime soda in a shaker. Shake well! Pour in a glass and top off with more soda. Garnish with a peach slice and sprig of mint! Enjoy!
The second option is what you'll need for a classic Crown Royal Peach Fizz. Here's what you need for Peach Fizz #2:
1/2 oz Crown Royal Peach
1/2 oz Orange Juice
4 oz Champagne
Instructions: Add your Crown Royal Peach Whiskey and orange juice to a champagne glass. Then, top it off with champagne. Finally, garnish with a mint sprig. Enjoy your fizzy cocktail!
Spiked Peach Lemonade
Nothing like lemonade to hydrate you during those hot summer days. Here's what you'll need for their delicious Spiked Peach Lemonade:
4 cups Water
1 cup Simple Syrup (adjust to taste)
1 cup lemon juice (adjust to taste)
1.5 cups Peach Whiskey (add more if you want an extra punch)
3 large peaches
Instructions: Lemonade is all about preference. These measurements are just guides. If you like an extra sugary lemonade, add more sugar. Add more lemon juice if you want your lemonade to be more citrusy. Adjust to your tastebuds as you go.
To make the simple syrup, add equal parts granulated sugar and equal parts water. In this case, you would add 1/2 cup granulated sugar and 1/2 cup water. You can do this step in the microwave using a glass microwave-friendly bowl, or you can use the stove. If using the microwave, microwave your mixture in 30-second increments until the sugar is completely dissolved. If you're using the stove, use medium heat. Once your sugar and water and brought to a simmer, turn off the heat and give this time to cool before continuing. And there you have it! You have yourself some simple syrup.
Next, you'll want to cut up your peaches into small pieces. Add water, lemon juice, and simple syrup to a pitcher. Stir until everything is well combined. Then add your whiskey and peach slices.
When serving, serve your lemonade in a glass of ice and garnish with a peach slice. Enjoy!
Peach Cobbler Cocktail
Who doesn't love peach cobbler? It's sweet, decadent, and feels like home! To make things even better, here's a recipe to give you some peach cobbler satisfaction in cocktail form! No need to spend hours making an actual cobbler! All you have to do is drink and enjoy all the peach cobbler goodness! The best part is you only need two things! You'll need:
Peach Whiskey (Preferably Crown Royal Peach)
Instructions: This is as easy as it gets. In a glass of ice, pour equal parts of Rumchata and Peach Whiskey. Garnish with a peach slice! Enjoy!
The Slam Dunk is an excellent option if you like to combine fruit flavors in their mixed drinks! It's a fun one! You'll need:
Peach or Orange Slice
Instructions: In a shaker, combine equal parts of your peach whiskey, cranberry juice, and orange juice. Shake for about 20 seconds, then serve in a glass of ice. Garnish with a peach slice or orange slice.
For all the mint julep lovers, here's a peachified version of the famous cocktail! This one is a refreshing, classic option! You'll need:
Roughly 10 Mint Leaves
Instructions: In a muddling glass, muddle your peach whiskey, mint leaves, and a couple of dashes of Angostura bitters. Strain into a glass with crushed ice. (You can use regular ice if you don't have crushed ice, but crushed ice is the optimal option.) Garnish with mint leaves or a sprig of mint. That's all there is to it!
Don't feel like making any cocktails? Want something you can just pop open and enjoy? Crown Royal Peach Tea comes ready-to-go and ready-to-enjoy! If you like the taste of Crown Royal Whiskey and fresh peaches, this will be the canned cocktail for you! Drink it chilled or pour it into a glass with ice and garnish with a fresh peach slice. It's a refreshing option for those who want the peach cocktail experience without having to do a thing!
What Else To Mix Your Peach Whiskey With
Peach whiskey is very versatile. It's a well-rounded whiskey, making it an even better partner with a mixer. It does very well with a bunch of different mixers. Some great mixer options are ginger ale, lemon-lime soda, lemonade, iced tea, Simply Peach, soda water, and many others. Another trendy option is cream soda. It gives you the same experience as peaches and cream. Champagne is also a great mixer option. Juices are also common mixers. You can use peach juice, pineapple juice, and orange juice.
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