The Smokin’ Peach Old Fashioned

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On the same trip to Long Island where we discovered the Chocolate Chili Old Fashioned, we had an awesome cocktail called a Smokin’ Peach at a nice little Italian joint called Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas, in Garden City, NY.

Being from Georgia and all, we found it amusing that a New York establishment would have a peach cocktail, but no matter. This thing is incredible, and the smoke adds an extra dimension. As usual, this is my take – I asked them for the specific quantities, but they ain’t talkin’.

If you don’t have a smoking kit, it’s fine – the cocktail stands on its own; the smoke just adds, well, what smoking a cocktail adds.

Over time I’ve updated and adapted this recipe slightly by substituting a dried orange wheel when I’m out of dried peach slices for garnishing, and suggested fruit woods for smoking rather than hardwoods like maple or oak.

The Smokin’ Peach Old Fashioned

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Difficulty: Easy
Servings

1

cocktail
Prep time

5

minutes
Total time

5

minutes

This thing is incredible, and the smoke adds an extra dimension. These things go down smooth, and quickly! Be careful – they still pack a punch!

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces 2 Bulleit Bourbon

  • 1 ounce 1 Peach nectar

  • 1/2 ounce 1/2 mint simple syrup

  • 1 dash 1 lemon juice

  • 1-2 dashes 1-2 Fee Brothers Peach Bitters

  • 1 slice 1 Dried peach or dried orange wheel for garnish

Directions

  • Add ice to a cocktail shaker
  • Add bourbon, peach nectar, simple syrup, lemon juice, and peach bitters
  • Cap and shake, then strain into a rocks glass or other cocktail glass.
  • Smoke with apple or cherry wood, then garnish with a dried peach slice.

Equipment

Recipe Video

Notes

  • I like Bulleit for mixing, but you do you. Goya peach nectar is what’s available around here; your mileage may vary. But generally speaking, if you can get this one, it’s perfect for the job. Do NOT use peach puree – you’ll be highly disappointed. There’s also Jumex Peach Nectar in 12oz cans, which I’ve been using lately.
  • If you don’t have fresh lemons lying around for the juice, the bottled kind is fine.
  • I really like the Fee Brothers bitters, but any peach bitters brand will do. Orange bitters can be substituted in a pinch.

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