Peachy Keen Whiskey Sours

The classic whiskey sour gets a modern twist with the flavors of ginger and peach. Fresh juice and infused simple syrup are the key to making this delicious cocktail that's a perfect toast to a warm summer evening.

Prep Time: 10mins, plus time to chill ginger syrup
Yield: 8 drinks, plus extra ginger syrup for more

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 TB finely minced ginger
  • 1 cup fresh squeeze lemon juice
  • 2 cups fresh peach juice (or bottled peach nectar)
  • 2 cups bourbon whiskey
  • 8 pieces crystallized ginger
  • 8 maraschino cherries
  • 8 toothpicks

Instructions

Combine water, sugar, and ginger in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and chill well. Ginger syrup will keep in the fridge for several weeks.

When ready to serve combine lemon juice, peach juice, whiskey and 1 cup ginger syrup in a pitcher. Serve in high ball glasses over ice and garnish each with a toothpick skewered with 1 piece crystallized ginger and 1 cherry.

Notes

Use a microplane to finely grate the ginger or to speed prep you can use bottled minced ginger.  If you like you can strain the syrup through a sieve to remove ginger pieces but we like the extra spice it gives to the final cocktail when you leave it in.