Whiskey Peach Tea

It’s been a smoldering summer so far and this swamp heat won’t be letting up anytime soon! To help us stay hydrated this summer, we’re wetting our whistle with this Whiskey Peach Tea! Black iced tea and a peachy simple syrup are a perfect pair, but throw in a shot of grandpa’s old cough syrup and you’ve got yourself a summer cocktail!

 
Whiskey Peach Tea

First, we’ll make a simple syrup with juicy ripe peaches! Simple syrups are a great way to add silky smooth sweetness to your drinks. For a basic simple syrup, combine roughly equal parts sugar and water over a lower heat, stirring occasionally until everything is fully dissolved.

Whiskey Peach Tea

Simple syrups are just that…simple! But there are also a ton of ways to customize them. You can use granulated sugar (like white sugar, turbinado or cane sugar) or liquid sweeteners (like honey or agave nectar) and you can add tons of flavor by steeping in fresh herbs or fruits!

Whiskey Peach Tea
Whiskey Peach Tea

We’re making this one with cane sugar and sliced peaches. Ruston Peaches are all over the place right now, especially at our local farmers market. When they hit their window of ripeness, these peaches are like nature’s candy!

Whiskey Peach Tea
Whiskey Peach Tea

For the Peach Simple Syrup:

In a saucepan, add two thinly sliced ripe peaches, the peel from 1 medium lemon, 3/4 cup cane sugar and 1 cup water, stirring over low heat until the sugar dissolves. Giving the peaches a little mash while you’re stirring will release tons of juicy peachness into your simple syrup! Turn off the heat, cover and steep for 15-20 minutes. Strain the liquid with a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth, pushing out as much juice from the peaches as you can. For a silky smooth syrup, you can strain the liquid one more time.

Whiskey Peach Tea

You’ll end up with this sweet nectar! Combine 1 oz. of this vibrantly colored simple syrup with 1½ oz. of your favorite whiskey over ice. Top it off with about 4 oz. of cold black tea and garnish with a lemon and peach slice. Now, get to sipping!

Yield: 1 cocktail
Author: The Craft Chew

Whiskey Peach Tea

This recipe takes thirst quenching iced tea to a whole new level with a peachy simple syrup and a shot of your favorite whiskey!

ingredients:

For the cocktail:
  • 1½ oz. whiskey
  • 1 oz. peach simple syrup
  • brewed black tea (about 4 oz.)
  • lemon & peach slice for garnish
For the Peach Simple Syrup:
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup cane sugar
  • 2 thinly sliced peaches 
  • peel from medium 1 lemon 

instructions:

How to cook Whiskey Peach Tea

For the cocktail:
  1. Fill a highball or collins glass with ice. Add your favorite whiskey and peach simple syrup. Top with cold, brewed black iced tea. Stir, garnish & enjoy! 
For the Peach Simple Syrup:
  1. Heat water, cane sugar, peaches & lemon peel, stirring occasionally until sugar fully dissolves. Turn off, put on lid and let steep for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Strain liquid through sieve and/or cheesecloth and refrigerate any unused syrup in an airtight container.

NOTES:

The recipe for simple syrup will make about 2 cups (16 oz). Tastes great with regular iced tea and lemonade, too! If you like a sweeter cocktail, add another splash of the simple syrup. Thirsty friends? To make a pitcher, multiply the cocktail ingredients by roughly 5 or 6 (depending on the capacity of your pitcher) and a little ice. Drop in some lemon and peach slices, stir & serve over crushed ice.
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Looking for a different style simple syrup? Here’s a tasty Honey Mint Syrup that works great in this Elderflower Honey Mule!

Whiskey Peach Tea

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Hi, hungry friends! We’re Ashley & Sean, Louisiana natives with a big love of food! We’re a husband and wife dynamic duo who film & photograph people, places & food for a living. The Craft Chew is our food baby, inspired by our love of craft brews, tasty chews and a little nod to our furry pup, Chewy. Thanks for stopping by!