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Peach, Love and Understanding


Peach, Love and Understanding

  • 2.0 oz. bourbon (Bulleit)
  • 0.5 oz. peach liqueur (Mathilde)
  • 0.5 oz. Lillet Blanc
  • 0.25 oz. Yellow Chartreuse
  • 1 dash Bitter Truth lemon bitters

Stir with ice and strain into glass.

The Mathilde Peche has a lovely, peach flavor that is not too syrupy or at all offputting, as many a cordial can be, and yet a recent search of this site showed me I hadn’t used it once in a single cocktail. I’m not sure why, but here is my remedy for it.

Bourbon seemed to be the natural base for me, and the Yellow Chartreuse worked well with the peach while adding some more herbacious notes. I wanted just a little bitterness and brightness for a rich drink at this point, and the Lillet Blanc did that work for me. Still, a dash of lemon bitters felt needed to bring it all in balance.

The name came after a brainstorm of quite a few peach puns. Oh, there’s enough of them that there will inevitably be more peach concoctions posted in the future. What’s so funny ’bout that?