Bourbon peach tea is a refreshing drink on a hot summer day but it’s also the perfect alternative to a mint julep for the Kentucky Derby.
For as long as I can remember I have been a fan of the Kentucky Derby and horse racing. Attending the race, also known as the run for the rose, is on my bucket list.
Kentucky is well known for bourbon. The official drink of the Derby is the mint julep, something I really don’t like. Plus you need special glasses for the drink. So in honor of the Derby I’m making Bourbon Peach Tea.
If you live in the south you probably make your own iced tea. I do. My husband prefers sweet and because I like unsweet, I keep unsweet on hand. While you could probably make this beverage with sweet tea, it might be too sweet.
If you don’t keep tea in your refrigerator, you can certainly buy some for this drink. There are many commercial brands and some stores sell it by the gallon. My grocer has unsweet in the deli area.
I also seem to be on a peach kick lately. Between peaches, bourbon, and iced tea I’m not sure you can get much more of a southern cocktail. This drink is refreshing and a delicious choice for your Derby day party.
- 1 ½ ounces bourbon
- ½ ounce peach schnapps
- Unsweetened iced tea, to fill glass
- Peach slice for garnish
- Fill a highball (tall) glass with ice,
- Add bourbon and peach schnapps.
- Top off with unsweetened iced tea. Stir with cocktail stirrer or long iced tea spoon.
- Garnish with peach slice.
- Serve immediately.
Adapted from Maker's Mark