Today's recipe is for a cocktail known as the signature drink of the Kentucky Derby. We think our version which includes a peach simple syrup and grilled peach garnish is better than good enough to enjoy not just in the spring on Derby Day but all throughout summer. We hope you enjoy! As always, if you make any of our drinks, take a picture and share them with us online! Instagram ---> @ staynfocusimages
This makes 2 drinks! Let's get started!
2 Peach Slices
2-4 bunches of mint leaves
1 tsp honey
For Simple Syrup
4 oz. Sugar
4 oz. Water
2 Peaches Chopped
2-4 Sprigs of Thyme
3 oz. Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey (However we chose to use Monkey Shoulder, a malt scotch whiskey)
2 oz. Peach Simple Syrup
8-10 Fresh Mint Leaves
You will also need a mixing glass, muddler, strainer, 2 rocks glass/tumblers, sauce pan and grill/grill pan.
In a small pot/saucepan add:
Sugar (4 oz.)
Water (4 oz.)
2 Peaches (chopped)
2-4 Sprigs of thyme
Cook of medium heat until reduced by half.
Strain and set aside.
While your simple syrup cools, cut two 1/4 inch slices of peach.
Rub each side with small amount of honey.
Grill over medium heat for 1-2 minutes on each side.
Set aside to cool.
In your mixing glass add:
Mint leaves (8-10 leaves)
Peach Simple Syrup (2 oz.)
Muddle and set aside.
Fill each 8 oz. rocks glass with crushed ice.
Add Bourbon Whiskey & stir gently (1.5 oz for each glass)
Top with the mint muddled Peach Simple Syrup. (1 oz for each glass)
Garnish with grilled peach slice & fresh mint.
“There is no bad whiskey. There are only some whiskeys that aren’t as good as others.” – Raymond Chandler