Peach Whiskey Sour and Other Recipes



Table Of Contents

    1. Blended Peach Whiskey Sour
    2. Peach Jam Bourbon Cocktail
    3. Peach Iced Tea Whiskey
    4. Peach and Bourbon Smash
    5. Georgia Peach
    6. Spicy Peach Bourbon Smash Cocktail
    7. Easy Peach Tea Whiskey
    8. Irish Peach Sour
    9. Peaches and Cream Cocktail
    10. Bourbon Peach Fix

Ah, the whiskey sour, one of the oldest cocktails that we still know and love today. It was once just a simple cocktail but has grown to be more complex as time went by. Nowadays, a surprising element is added to contribute to its overall appeal, an egg white. That’s right, an egg white freshly cracked from the shell. Though this may seem scary for some, that fear will ultimately fade away as you get to taste it. People love it for its creamy texture, a hint of sourness and its booze.

The whiskey sour dates back to 1862 when it was written by Jerry Thomas in the book, “The Bartender’s Guide” but its inception go way back in the 1700s on naval ships to battle some nasty issues like malnutrition and scurvy. It was a simple recipe back then with just three ingredients: a base spirit, citrus juice and water. Over time, sugar was added to balance the flavors and eventually, the egg white element was incorporated into the whiskey sour cocktail. 

The drink became so popular that variations sprouted everywhere, whether using different alcohols or adding some fruit to it. One of which is the peach whiskey sour. The sweetness of the peach really plays well with the tanginess of the lemon and the heat of the whiskey, resulting in a delicious package. A few months from now, specifically on August 25, is the National Whiskey Sour Day so be sure to try this out, or if you can’t wait that long, gather your ingredients and tools and whip it up now!

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Nutritional Guidelines per Serving

Serving Size: 3.5 fl. oz. 

Amount per Serving

Calories                                 160

                                              % Daily Value

Total fat 0g                                    0%

    Saturated Fat 0g                        0%

    Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg                           0%

Sodium 64.7mg                             3%

Total Carbohydrate 13.6 g            5%

     Dietary Fiber 0g                         0%

     Sugars 13.5g

Protein 0.1g

Calcium 0mg                                  0%

Phosphorus                                   1%

Vitamin A 0mg                               0%

Vitamin C                                       3% 

Peach Whiskey Sour Recipe

This recipe is the complex one where it uses egg white but doesn’t be intimidated by it. It will actually make the texture of the drink frothy and velvety so it looks like the cold version of cappuccino and it won’t taste anything like an egg because the alcohol will take care of that. Also, the lemon will increase the depth of flavor and aroma. It does require more effort to make but it will be very rewarding in the end.

Tools Required

  • Cocktail Shaker - Used for shaking cocktails. A tin cocktail shaker works best when handling egg whites.
  • Hawthorne Strainer - If a tin Boston shaker is used, a Hawthorne strainer is also used to achieve a smooth texture.
  • Fine Mesh Strainer - Used for a double straining with the Hawthorne strainer to catch any egg particles. 
  • Jigger - A tool used to measure spirits and other ingredients. 
  • Coupe Glass - A drinking vessel used to serve the cocktail.

Ingredients

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 oz. Fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 oz. Evan Williams Peach Bourbon
  • ½  oz. C&H Brown Sugar Simple Syrup (equal parts of  brown sugar and water, brought to a boil until the sugar is dissolved)
  • Big ice cubes

Steps to Make

  1. Prepare your shaker tin. Carefully crack the egg and separate the egg white from the egg yolk by rocking the yolk back and forth in its shells. 
  2. Measure the bourbon and lemon juice using a jigger and pour them into the shaker tin. Then, do the same with the simple syrup and add it to the shaker tin. 
  3. Close the shaker tin with the lid and do a dry shake. This is basically shaking the mixture vigorously without ice. Do this for about 30 seconds to get the ingredients fully incorporated and to make the egg white frothy.
  4. Add ice cubes to the shaker tin to do the wet shake. It is better to use big ice cubes so the mixture won’t get diluted as much and become watery. This will take about 15 seconds.
  5. Double strain the mixture using a Hawthorne strainer and a fine mesh strainer to make sure the cocktail is smooth and free from any egg particles into a coupe glass. Serve.

Recipe Variations

If you’re still starting out as a bartender, or maybe you are just not a fan of mixing eggs in your drink, don’t worry, there are other recipes that are absolutely eggless and are easier to make. Below, you can find some amazing peach and whiskey drinks that are unique and delicious in their own ways. 

Blended Peach Whiskey Sour


If you want the peach whiskey sour but more refreshing, try the blended version. Here, the peach flavor is more emphasized since fresh fruit is used. This is perfect to make especially during the summer and will satisfy your need for refreshment. 

Ingredients 

  • lemon
  • 4 oz. Woodford ReserveBourbon
  • 1.5 oz. Stirrings Simple syrup
  • 2 tbsp. Apricot Marmalade
  • 1 cup fresh sliced peaches
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 1 peach slice (for garnish)

Steps to Make:

  1. Peel the lemon and put it in the blender. 
  2. Measure the bourbon and simple syrup using a jigger and add them to the blender
  3. Add in the marmalade and the peach slices along with the ice cubes. 
  4. Cover the blender with the lid and blend it on high until the mixture becomes creamy. 
  5. Pour the mixture into a coupe glass and garnish the drink with a peach slice. 

Peach Jam Bourbon Cocktail 


There are drinks that use syrup, fresh fruit or just sugar but this one has something special - peach jam. That’s right, you can easily make a delicious and sweet cocktail with something as simple as the jam. This recipe makes two so you can have one for yourself and for your friend or loved one.

Ingredients

Steps to Make:

  1. Fill a shaker tin with ice cubes.
  2. Measure the bourbon with a jigger and add it to the shaker tin. Add in the peach jam and squeeze the lemon in. 
  3. Close the shaker tin with the lid and shake well for about 15 seconds to ensure that the jam is thoroughly mixed with the other ingredients. 
  4. Strain and pour the mixture into old fashioned glasses. Garnish with a mint sprig. 

Peach Iced Tea Whiskey 


Upgrade your ordinary iced tea by adding some booze and some fruit to it. You get to make a delicious peach simple syrup that is the perfect sweetener for this drink. The next time you’re hosting a party, try to make this recipe as it is thirst-quenching, fun and will surely bring joy to your guests. 

Ingredients:

For the peach simple syrup:

For the cocktail

For garnish:

Steps to Make:

  1. In a large pitcher, pour in the hot water and add the tea bags. Let them steep for about 5 minutes and remove them.
  2. To make the peach simple syrup, add the diced peaches, water and sugar in a saucepan and squeeze in the lemon. Bring this to a boil and reduce the heat to medium. 
  3. Strain the simple syrup into a jar and let it cool. 
  4. Add the whiskey and the simple syrup into the prepared tea. Stir until fully combined. 
  5. Serve the drink in mason jars filled with ice cubes and garnish them with lemon slices, peach slices and mint sprigs. 

Peach and Bourbon Smash


Some people like their drinks purely liquid, but others want the adventurous route and opt to have some attitude to their drink. The peach and bourbon smash stays true to its name. It is not strained so you can still have bits of fresh peaches in your drink. On top of that is some ginger beer to add a little bit of kick to the drink. 

Ingredients:

Steps to Make:

  1. In a shaker tin, add in the diced peaches and lime slices. 
  2. Measure the simple syrup and add it to the shaker. Muddle the ingredients together. 
  3. Measure the bourbon with a jigger and add it to the shaker as well. Cover it and shake for about 10 seconds. 
  4. Fill a glass with ice cubes and pour in the entire mixture. Top it off with ginger beer and give it with a stir.  Garnish it with a peach slice and mint sprig. 

Georgia Peach 


Of all the orange ombre cocktails, this one is a keeper. Whether you’re from Georgia or somewhere else, you can definitely enjoy this cocktail. It is fun and easy to make, not to mention, a very pretty sight. 

Ingredients:

Steps to Make:

  1. Rim a Collins glass with corn syrup and orange sugar. Set this aside. 
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Measure the whiskey, orange juice and peach schnapps with a jigger then pour them into the shaker tin. Cover and then shake well. 
  3. Strain and pour the mixture into the prepared glass. Add a splash of grenadine syrup and garnish with a cherry. 

Spicy Peach Bourbon Smash Cocktail 


If you are up for a challenge, try this spicy cocktail, with the works, peach liqueur, whiskey and a special honey infused with jalapeños which you can learn to make right here. The addition of spice factor to it makes it more exciting and fun, and can really get your endorphins working, thereby making you happy. 

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. DeKuyper Peachtree Schnapps Liqueur
  • 3 oz. Bird Dog Peach Whiskey
  • 2 oz.  Jalapeno infused honey
  • 3 Fresh Peach slices
  • 2 Fresh Jalapeno slices
  • Ice cubes
  • Peach and jalapeño slices (for garnish)

Steps to Make:

  1. Combine the peach slices and jalapeño slices in a shaker tin. Measure the spicy honey with a jigger and add it in as well. Muddle these together.
  2. Measure the whiskey and peach schnapps using the jigger and add them into the shaker. 
  3. Add ice cubes into the shaker, cover and shake well for about 10 seconds. 
  4. Strain and pour the mixture into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish it with peach and jalapeño slices. 

Easy Peach Tea Whiskey

 

If you’re feeling tired and lazy but still want to enjoy a delightful drink, try this three-ingredient peach whiskey tea. It may not be as complex as the other tea recipe on the list but it is still good and can absolutely relieve your thirst. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Maker’s Mark Bourbon
  • ½ part DeKuyper PeachTree Schnapps Liqueur
  • Gold Peak Unsweetened Tea (to top)
  • Peach slice (for garnish)
  • Ice cubes

Steps to Make:

  1. Fill a Collins glass with ice cubes. 
  2. Measure the bourbon and peach schnapps with a jigger and pour them into the glass.
  3. Top it off with the tea. 
  4. Stir it and serve with a straw

Irish Peach Sour 


American whiskey and Irish whiskey obviously have different flavor profiles but they are great in their own way. If you want to try some Irish whiskey on a classic cocktail, you certainly can. 

Ingredients:

Steps to Make:

  1. Fill a shaker tin with ice cubes.
  2. Measure the ingredients with a jigger and pour them into the shaker. Add a dash of bitters. 
  3. Cover with the other shaker tin and shake well. 
  4. Strain and pour the mixture into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice cubes. 

Peaches and Cream Cocktail 


This lovely cocktail is as sweet as its name. It is very delightful and you can taste different hints of sweetness from the cream soda and the peach liqueurs. This is worth a try and a great drink to serve during girls’ night. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Crown Royal Peach Whiskey 
  • 1.5 oz. DeKuyper Peachtree Schnapps Liqueur
  • IBC Cream Soda (to top)
  • Cherry (for garnish)
  • Ice cubes

Steps to Make:

  1. In a cocktail shaker, fill it with ice cubes. 
  2. Measure the whiskey and peach schnapps with a jigger and add them to the shaker as well. 
  3. Cover and shake well until the drink gets cold.
  4. Place a big ice cube in a rocks glass and pour in the drink. Top it off with the cream soda and garnish with a cherry. 

Bourbon Peach Fix


The bourbon beach fix was created at Bar D’eau in New York City and was adapted from the bartender manual of Harry Johnson back in 1888. For something that came from a bartender manual, it must be good but we’ll let you be the judge of it. 

Ingredients:

  • ½ oz. Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 oz. Fresh peach puree
  • ½ oz. Honey
  • 2 oz. Elijah Craig 12 Years Small Batch  Bourbon 
  • Ice cubes
  • Sprig of mint (for garnish)

Steps to Make:

  1. Measure the ingredients with a jigger and pour them into an ice-filled cocktail shaker
  2. Cover the shaker and shake for about 5 seconds. 
  3. Strain and pour the mixture into a rocks glass filled with ice cubes. 
  4. Slap a mint sprig and garnish the drink with it. Serve with a small straw

Food Pairings

Peach typically has a sweet and floral taste, with a little bit of tanginess whereas whiskey has a bold flavor and the acidity of the lemon juice rounds out the drink. So, a drink like the peach whiskey sour goes great along with some fruit-based snacks, vanilla and good ‘ol meat. Here are some tasty dishes that you can eat while drinking this incredible cocktail. 

Fried Apple Pies


These adorable fried apple pies are great to snack on. They are kind of reminiscent of fast food hand pies that you’re probably used to. It would be great to pair a fruit snack with a fruity drink. Apple is such a great combination with peaches but you can also go full peaches and replace the apples with it instead. 

Burger


You can never go wrong with a nice and classic burger because it never disappoints. Skip the deliveries or take out and why not make your own burger and develop your cooking skills? Besides, it’s more fun that way. 

Ratatouille


For everyone who watched the movie, “Ratatouille”, you probably wanted to take a bite out of that delicious vegetable dish and have a flashback to your childhood. Waste no time and try making it now along with the delicious cocktail. 

Vanilla Macarons


French macarons are perhaps the most difficult cookies to make but much like the peach whiskey sour, the results will be very satisfying. 

Grilled Pork Chops


Don’t miss your protein! Try to make this awesome grilled pork chop for lunch or dinner with the cocktail and watch as it complements and balances meat easily. 

Snickerdoodle cookies


Peaches and cinnamon are said to be a match made in heaven. So, to go with the drink, have some tasty cinnamon in cookie form. They are fun to make and are great to munch on and it’s so easy to finish a plate full of it in no time. 

FAQs

What does the peach whiskey sour taste like?

Much like any cocktail, the alcohol taste, specifically the smoky notes of the whiskey is still present but it is mellowed out by the sweetness of the peach flavor. The lemon juice makes the drink true to its name with its sourness.  And the texture will be creamy owing to the emulsified egg white. 

How do you make a whiskey sour from scratch?

The easiest whiskey sour recipe will only require three ingredients: whiskey, lemon juice and sugar or simple syrup. This is just the basic recipe but if you want to improve it, then you can add some flair to it like fruits or elevate your simple syrup by customizing your own. 

Is whiskey sour a girly drink?

Without any garnish, a whiskey sour cocktail seems to be a neutral-looking drink. But, if it is incorporated with a fruit element, then it caters more to a girl audience. It really depends on how it is prepared. If a guy was to drink a whiskey sour, he has the option to amp up the whiskey. But then again, not all people are alike as some girls also like to have more booze and some guys appreciate some aesthetics to their drink. 

Is a whiskey sour the same as an Old Fashioned?

Both have similarities such as being served in a rocks glass and containing whiskey and a sweetener. What makes them different from each other is that a whiskey sour as lemon juice and an old fashioned has bitters. With this, they are established as individually different drinks. 

What is the best whiskey for a whiskey sour?

To achieve the best tasting whiskey sour, the key is quality ingredients. Bartenders have their favorite whiskeys to use for a whiskey sour including Elijah Craig Small Batch, Jack Daniel’s, Rittenhouse rye, Wild Turkey and Maker’s Mark. But, if you prefer something else, you can declare it to be one of the best as well. 

Conclusion

The best thing about a classic cocktail is that it never gets faded because it is perpetuated by its countless variations. If you come across, say, a peach whiskey sour, chances are you’ll think of a whiskey sour first before you even find out what the additional ingredients are.  Whether you go for the short route or the complex recipe, the peach whiskey sour will still turn out great. The variations above also make sure that you can make this awesome cocktail with the ingredients that you have on hand. If you haven’t had enough of it, you can try more whiskey sour variants right here, or if you have grown to love whiskey more, how about some kicking Moscow Mules with whiskey for your next bartending endeavor. 

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