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Bourbon Women’s Peach Raspberry Bourbon Sour – Gimme the Peach!

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peach cocktail with a raspberry popsicle garnish
Gimme the Peach! – Peach Raspberry Bourbon Sour

Summer’s in full swing, and we could all use a little easy decadence so here’s a peach raspberry bourbon sour for the Bourbon Women cocktail for the month. I put together the most summer-worthy tastes all into one cocktail that’s a sweet, tart, smoky, luscious cocktail topped with a raspberry popsicle. Multiply the ingredients by 4 for a larger batch, but make sure you get a box of popsicles to go with your cocktails if you do. They’re like candy after they’re infused with the peach and smoke of the cocktail.

Oh summer, how I wish you lasted all year – at least the bounty of fresh fruits and produce grown locally. Choosing my favorite summer flavors wasn’t too hard. I had to start with peach, and a fresh watermelon from the farmer’s market was already cut.

My favorite summer smoothie is a blend of watermelon and peach together in the blender. No additions, no fancy stuff, just two summer fruits at the height of the season blending up into perfection.

As a result, I had a little extra peach-watermelon puree to put to good use, and pairing those two flavors with some bourbon, lemon juice and simple syrup was a winner.

peach cocktail with a raspberry popsicle garnish
Gimme the Peach! – Peach Raspberry Bourbon Sour

To add in a little of the smoke from all the grills fired up late in the afternoon for dinner, I put in just a touch of mezcal. If you don’t have any, a lightly peated Scotch would work beautifully as well.

Top this with a raspberry popsicle and it’s the perfect porch drink. But there’s a trick to eating the popsicle. When I had the original idea for the popsicle thought that I might eat a little bit of it, sip on the cocktail, eat a little, and go back and forth until the cocktail and popsicle were finished.

However, I discovered that 1) the popsicle doesn’t melt quickly in the cocktail given that it’s on ice, and 2) waiting until the cocktail is done meant that you get to eat a popsicle that’s infused with the flavors of the cocktail.

And bourbon, smoke and peach infused popsicles taste amazing. True summer tastes all in one cocktail!

peach cocktail with a raspberry popsicle garnish
Gimme the Peach! – Peach Raspberry Bourbon Sour
peach cocktail with a raspberry popsicle garnish

Gimme the Peach!

Picture of Heather Wibbels, Cocktail Contessa, pouring a cocktailHeather Wibbels
Summer’s in full swing, and we could all use a little easy decadence. I put together the most summer-worthy tastes all into one cocktail that’s a sweet, tart, smoky, luscious cocktail topped with a raspberry popsicle. Multiply the ingredients by 4 for a larger batch, but make sure you get a box of popsicles to go with your cocktails if you do. They’re like candy after they’re infused with the peach and smoke of the cocktail. See notes for short cuts.
5 from 1 vote
Course Drinks
Cuisine Bourbon Cocktail
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ounces peach-infused bourbon see notes
  • 2 ounces peach-watermelon puree**
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 3 dashes peach bitters
  • ¼ to ½ ounce lightly smoked mezcal optional, but highly recommended
  • Garnish: raspberry popsicle and mint sprig

Instructions
 

  • Combine bourbon, peach-watermelon puree, lemon juice, simple, bitters and mezcal in a shaking tin. Add ice and shake until it’s so cold it hurts. Double strain into a large rocks glass filled with ice. Top with a raspberry popsicle and a mint sprig.

Notes

You can skip infusing the bourbon with peach, it just adds more peach flavor to the cocktail. If you want to infuse, fill a quart jar with 2 cups of peeled, sliced peaches, then top it with bourbon that went ½ inch over the top of the peaches. I let it infuse for two weeks, then strained it and placed it in the fridge.
** Peach-Watermelon Puree: combine 1 cup of fresh, sliced, peeled peaches with 1 cup of watermelon and blend on high. Add ½ ounce of lemon juice to it to help it keep its color. It will slowly turn brown like anything with fresh peaches, so use within a day or two.
Keyword bourbon cocktail, lime, peach, popsicle, raspberry
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By on July 16th, 2020
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About Heather Wibbels

Heather Wibbels is a whiskey enthusiast (Executive Bourbon Steward, no less) with a passion for cocktails. She loves researching and designing cocktails, drinking cocktails, and teaching cocktails. Mostly whiskey cocktails, given her Kentucky location

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