Roasted Peach Old Fashioned is an elevated take on a classic cocktail. Caramelized roasted peaches, muddled together with classic old fashioned ingredients, pairs perfectly with mouth-warming, smooth bourbon. If you want to step up an old favorite, this Roasted Peach Old Fashioned recipe is definitely the way to do it.
Saturday Sips: Roasted Peach Old Fashioned
I wholeheartedly subscribe to the rationale “fake it till you make it.” Countless things I do are hands-down out of my comfort zone. Of course it’s always easier to avoid a confrontation, let your kids watch hours of TV, not work out, and eat like crap, but why don’t I always just give in? Because I’m playing the part of who I would like to be. Plus, I have found when you push yourself to do uncomfortable things, it usually makes you feel better on the other side of it.
Except sitting through school talent shows. Just plain painful. I will never feign my way to actually enjoying one of these things.
What I really want to pretend to be is a bourbon drinker. I have visions of saddling up to a bar and ordering a Bulleit 10 Year neat. How ballsy and cool would that girl be?! Sadly, I have never been her, but it’s good to have goals. Maybe I should just frequent more bars after school talent shows…
This Roasted Peach Old Fashioned is me dipping my toe into the bourbon-drinking-club pool. I’m not going to lie, there were some hard swallows at first because I’ve always been apprehensive about bourbon.
Turns out after you have a few of them, you begin to see the merit! If you are like my husband, and don’t need any warming up to the spirit, I promise drinking with great gusto will commence immediately.
He was very happy when I had to whip up a couple more to photograph. So, let the whiskey connoisseur be the measuring stick of how great this drink is.
Recently I stumbled across a website which will make my bourbon aspirations much more attainable. Drizly is kind of like a grocery delivery service for booze, wine, beer, mixers, even ice with a one hour delivery time. Um, hello? Need I say more?
You can get all the ingredients for the Roasted Peach Old Fashioned, Light and Fresh Margarita, Blueberry Maple Moscow Mule, and more right on Drizly’s site, and have them delivered to your house while you put the kids down.
This little ingenuity would have been useful when once upon a time a couple of rookies drove home with our newborn baby. We stopped by a liquor store to pick out a nice bottle of wine together, but the store clerk schooled us in the technicality of not actually being able to bring a baby in a liquor store.
We instantly knew our lives would forever be inconvenienced in insurmountable ways. Could have used a little Drizly back then, and probably nightly glasses of bourbon.
- 1 peach sliced
- 1 orange rind slice
- 1 maraschino cherry
- 1 sugar cube or splash simple syrup
- 2-3 dashes orange bitters, I used Stirrings Blood Orange Bitters
- 2 oz. bourbon, I used Maker's Mark
- splash soda or water
Place peach slices on a sheet pan and broil for 3-4 minutes until slightly charred and caramelized.
Place 1 roasted peach slice in rocks glass with orange rind slice, cherry, sugar cube, and bitters. Muddle together.
Pour in bourbon, splash of soda or water, top with ice, and give a quick stir. Garnish glass with additional peach slice.