peachy keen

August 27th, 2010

Last weekend I teamed up with my friends Lisa and Caroline of num num chronicles and Corey Chow of Per Se to create some tasty cocktails for a secret supper club. I based both my drinks on what’s in season at the market and with a little tinkering around in the kitchen I came up with two drinks that fit the bill. This one, the peachy keen, has a base of peach purée and bourbon. It tastes a little like heaven.

Cheers! To the end of a long week and the start to a relaxing weekend. Oh, and if you’re in the New York area and are interested in attending the next supper club, head on over to num num chronicles to get on their mailing list and to see a sneak peak at our first trial run.

Peachy Keen

makes 1 cocktail
1.5 oz bourbon
1 oz peach purée*
1 oz simple syrup
1/2 oz lemon juice
3-4 basil leaves, plus more for garnish
1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and give it a good shake for at least 10 seconds. You want to make sure that the basil leaves get banged up and crushed into the juice.

2. Strain into a glass and garnish with a basil leaf.

3. Drink up and enjoy.

*To make peach purée, simply remove the skin from peaches and toss in a blender. Purée until smooth. Mixture will be a bit thick.

Comments: 5 Total

  1. Kate

    August 27, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Sweet baby j this sounds amazing!
    I had a drink recently at Dutch Kills I think you’d like, Kelly! Gin, St Germain, lemon juice and sugar topped with lots of crushed ice with a splash of red wine on top. Seriously the best drink I’ve had in a long time. I need to recreate it!

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  3. Megan Gordon

    September 1, 2010 at 1:41 am

    August (almost September!)+ Bourbon + Peach = Pure Goodness. I admire your creative cocktails so much, Kelly, as I’m a bit of a ‘by the book’ gal when it comes to cocktails. These look absolutely fantastic. Can’t wait to try!

  4. make my day

    September 8, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Hey kelly, Thanks so much for posting this! I have to give these a go….infact will do tomorrow if peaches arent done here Melbourne Australia( i fear they are out of season but i have to try anyway. cheers

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