Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Jamaican Peach


I don't know why this Jamaican-themed drink includes peaches at all. It's not like peaches grow on the island or anything. In reality, it was probably a way to sell peach brandy, since the recipe doesn't include any actual peaches. The peach slice you see in the photo comes from my insistence on using fresh ingredients if you have them. Also, a garnish is a wonderful way to signal the flavors you are working with, even though the spirits may be artificially flavored.

In place of peach brandy, I used an equally artificial peach whiskey by Bird Dog. It's actually pretty good when used in tropical drinks and is probably my favorite cheap flavored whiskey purchase. Actually it was a gift, so it was very cheap--free.

  • 1 1/2 oz. Jamaica dark rum (Pusser's navy rum used)
  • 1 1/2 oz. peach brandy (Bird Dog peach whiskey used)
  • 2 oz. orange juice
  • 2 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1 oz. grapefruit juice
  • 1 oz. guava juice
  • several dashes of falernum (homemade falernum used)
  • pineapple stick
  • orange slice

Combine all liquid ingredients in a shaker with ice. Blend until smooth and pour into a double Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with the fruit pieces.

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