I first encountered the Peach Thyme Old Fashioned on a recent trip to Asheville, NC. We toured the Biltmore Estate (as one does when visiting Asheville) and ate lunch at the Biltmore Tavern on the estate grounds. When I saw the Peach Thyme Old Fashioned on the drink menu, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to try it. Clearly, I liked it, because I present to you my take on this delicious cocktail below.
I didn’t have time to make a thyme simple syrup for the recipe, so instead I opted to muddle fresh thyme in a mixing glass with demerara simple syrup. I feel like this really brought out the thyme flavor, which of course can be increased or reduced based on the amount of thyme used and how long you muddle it.
Crowd Reaction to the Peach Thyme Old Fashioned
My daughter Emma helped with the videography for this recipe, and was the first (other than myself) to sample it. She really loves anything peach-flavored, and found this cocktail much to her liking. As she put it, all you taste is the peach and thyme, and thus don’t really notice the alcohol.
I mixed one for my wife later in the afternoon, and she, too, found it delightful. She still prefers the Smokin’ Peach, but called this one a close second.
One thing to note: because of the fresh thyme, this cocktail will be green. Don’t let this dissuade you from drinking it – have a couple and you won’t even notice the color! 😉