A few weeks ago, I toured the grounds of Kathy Casey’s Food Studios which, incaseyoudidn’tknow, takes up an entire block of Ballard Avenue and even has its own garden with beehive.
After the tour Casey made us a round of Charleston 75s, a French 75-inspired drink she created while on vacation in Charleston, South Carolina. It’s a nice mixer to put on the menu for a patio party or a wedding shower or whatever. Peach season approaches, enjoy your fruit.
Makes 2 cocktails
1 fresh ripe peach, diced
4 oz gin
2 oz bourbon
1/2 oz sweet red vermouth
1 oz fresh lemon juice
1 oz simple syrup
dash of Champagne, chilled (about 1 oz for each drink)
2 thin slices fresh ripe peach for garnish
In a cocktail shaker muddle the peach to release the juice. Then measure in the gin, bourbon, vermouth, lemon juice and simple syrup. Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Cap and shake vigorously. Strain into 2 large martini glasses. Top each drink with a splash of Champagne. Garnish with a peach slice.
Recipe © Kathy Casey Food Studios® – Liquid Kitchen™
Photo © 2010 Kathy Casey Food Studios® – Liquid Kitchen™