“Peach goes well with orange, ginger and vanilla to complement these flavors and bring out the fruitiness,” says Jason Shullo, the corporate director of beverage for Golden Entertainment, which operates casinos and resorts in Nevada and Maryland. It works well in bourbon-based drinks like Smashes, Cobblers or Juleps. In his nuanced version of an Old Fashioned, the bourbon plays up the liqueur’s peach notes while bitters temper its sweetness.
- 1 Luxardo maraschino cherry
- 1 orange slice
- 3 dashes Angostura orange bitters
- 2 1/2 ounces Woodford Reserve bourbon
- 1/2 ounce peach schnapps
- Garnish: orange slice
Muddle the cherry, orange slice and bitters in a mixing glass.
Add the bourbon, schnapps and ice and stir until well-chilled.
Strain into a rocks glass over a large ice sphere.
Garnish with a dehydrated or fresh orange slice.