Monday, May 10, 2010

Peach-Bourbon Sours

Hands-on Time: 10 min.; Total Time: 10 min.

Yield: Makes 6 servings
1/2 cup peach preserves*
1/2 cup hot water
1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. bourbon or whiskey
3 tablespoons lemon juice
Garnishes: lemon slices, fresh basil sprigs

1. Whisk together peach preserves and hot water in a glass pitcher until preserves are dissolved. Whisk in bourbon and lemon juice.

2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add one-third of bourbon mixture; cover with lid, and shake until thoroughly chilled. Pour over ice into 2 (8- to 12-oz.) glasses. Repeat procedure with remaining bourbon mixture. Garnish, if desired. Serve drinks immediately.

*Seedless blackberry, apricot, or ginger preserves may be substituted.

Quick Ideas: Add garnishes to match or complement the preserves flavor you choose. Fresh blackberries and mint sprigs look great on glasses of Blackberry-Bourbon Sours, while lemon and kiwifruit slices are fancy touches to Ginger-Bourbon Cocktails.

Southern Living, DECEMBER 2009

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