Peach Ginger and Bourbon Ice Tea

Peach Ginger and Bourbon Iced Tea

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#ThirstyThursday preseeeeents: Peach Ginger and Bourbon Ice Tea!

Peach Ginger and Bourbon Ice Tea

Since I have been off the pain meds since this past weekend, I feel like it is ok to dive for a cocktail or two again. I mean, I certainly need a little mental “load off.” I admit that Monday and Tuesday were a low point for me, and to say that I was cranky and depressed would probably be an understatement to those who live with me. But I think that I am turning a corner as I actually got up and brushed my hair and put on workout clothes Wednesday (which believe it or not is a major upgrade over the sweats I have been in for the last 9 days). I drove (yay!!!) and went to the gym (I’m not saying it was pretty) and got outside and sat in the garden today. It is the little things right now….

Peach Ginger and Bourbon Ice Tea

And so I will celebrate my “turn for the better” with a drink. A really good, sunny drink. One that I think you should enjoy very soon. Maybe with friends this Labor Day Weekend?

Peach Ginger and Bourbon Ice Tea

I used to have this favorite Peach Ginger tea I would drink from Tully’s all the time in high school and then in college and for a few years after I was obsessed with diet Snapple peach iced tea. Anyways, when I thought I wanted to make a peach and bourbon drink, the flavors of ginger and black tea seemed natural and totally delicious to me. And indeed, in this far more artisanal and gourmet version of Snapple Peach Ice Tea, it is. Take advantage of the last couple weeks of peaches and whip up a batch soon!

Peach Ginger and Bourbon Ice Tea

 

Recipe: Peach Ginger and Bourbon Iced Tea

Ingredients

  • 2 peaches
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3 slices fresh ginger
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 English Breakfast Tea Bag
  • 1 cup bourbon
  • 1 cup water
  • ice

Instructions

  1. Slice the peaches into thin wedges, discarding the pit. Reserve one peaches worth of slices for garnish.
  2. Put the other peach in a blender or food processor with the lemon juice and pulse to a smooth puree. Set aside.
  3. In a small pot, add the ginger slices, sugar and water. Bring to a simmer and add the tea bag. Let the mixture simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set the pot aside and let cool, at least 5 minutes. Remove the tea bag and the ginger slices and set the tea/ginger syrup aside.
  4. In a pitcher filled with ice, add the peach puree, the syrup and the bourbon and the water.
  5. Let chill and then pour into 4 glasses. Garnish them generously with fresh peach slices and serve.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 5 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4

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17 Comments

  1. Now THIS is the way to do iced tea! I’ll take a couple! :) Pinned of course!

  2. I definitely think you deserve a drink after this whole ordeal. And this looks like to perfect drink to have in your hand on this insanely HOT Seattle day!

    • Haha, me too Liz! It sure has been hot here right? I am allover these!

  3. Eileen says:

    This sounds amazing! I really could use more peaches and bourbon in my life. Well, at least more peaches, I suppose. :)

    • lol!! Eileen, I thought you were going to say “at least more bourbon, I suppose”!!

  4. Wow! Bringing back old memories with the Snapple Peach Iced Tea. I remember when that was ‘da bomb’. I was an addict.

    • haha!!! that made me laugh Kelley! yes. I do remember :)

  5. This iced tea is exactly what I need. Perfect for the long weekend!

  6. Peaches and bourbon, oh yes please. Is it acceptable to start drinking this at 9:30 am?! ;)

  7. No need to peel? (I hate peeling)

  8. marla says:

    Glad to hear you are out & about. Yes…time for a few of these amazing cocktails!

  9. Maria says:

    Such a pretty drink!

  10. Love your cocktails!! Wish I was sharing one with you right now in your garden. I’ll bring the snacks?

  11. Jenny Flake says:

    Pretty pretty drink!! Hope you had an awesome weekend!! I’m just now getting caught up! Yikes!

  12. Ruth Cyra says:

    Heather, I can only imagine what you have been through with your toe! The Tully’s ginger peach tea you referred to is Republic of Tea and is available in Seattle at Whole Foods. I buy it by the pound and make it in my French press for iced tea. It is my favorite! Say hello to your mom for me. I am your aunt Sally’s friend and met you at Costco when you were signing your book. Love reading your blog. Congrats on your win on Cutthroat.

    • Thank you Ruth! And THANK YOU for the Tea Rec! I will totally say hi to my mom for you and my aunt sally will be in town soon, so I will tell her too!