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Published May 24, 2016. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.
This Old Fashioned Kentucky Peach Lemonade is loaded with flavor and sure to quench your thirst this summer!
The sun is shining consistently, it’s warm outside and we’re finally able to sit outside and enjoy it. Usually when the weather begins to break like this we start entertaining pretty heavily at our house because there is a lot more room when we can go outside also. Usually with having people over we always like to offer up an assortment of adult beverages like wine, beer and cocktails. While I’ve made this Old Fashioned Kentucky Peach Lemonade in the past, I’ve finally been able to put it down on paper.
The recipe starts with making a simple syrup which combines equal parts water and sugar. Because the pot is relatively small and because we love the taste of our new filtered water by Franke it was a no brainer to combine these ingredients using all of our great new faucets. Once the water and sugar are combined you cook it over high heat until it comes to a boil or until you can see that the sugar is dissolved. From there you chill it until you are ready to use it.
I love when drinks are served with an assortment of garnishes; It really adds a freshness appeal plus they are great for eating J. I sliced up a fresh peach and some oranges as well as made some orange twists, because after all there are some “old fashioned” elements to this drink.
If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, no worries stirring with a spoon will work fine. IF you are using a shaker simply combine your ice, bourbon, lemon juice, simple syrup, and peach juice and give it a shake. It is key not to add in the club soda before shaking, it will explode and go everywhere and you will not be happy with me, so simply pour it in afterwards. If you are stirring, no sweat stir it all together.
Finish up the drink by adding in the club soda and topping off with your garnishes. You can do an orange wheel and a peach slice with a cherry and an orange twist or keep it simple with just a cherry and an orange twist, it is totally up to you! If you are looking for a really refreshing sweet drink this summer, than this Old Fashioned Kentucky Peach Lemonade is where it’s at!
Old Fashioned Kentucky Peach Lemonade
- 2 ounces of Maker's Mark
- 2 ounces of simple syrup
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 4 ounces of peach juice
- 2 ounces of club soda
- grenadine garnish
- cherry garnish
- optional peach and orange garnish
- Add the Maker's Mark, simple syrup, lemon juice, peach juice to a shake filled with ice and shake to mix and combine.
- Pour the mixture into a glass and pour in the club soda, and drizzle in a bit of grenadine and garnish with a cherry, orange and peach slice.