In 3 medium ripe yellow or white peaches, pitted and roughly chopped (about 3 cups)
2 tablespoons sugar
2 slices of ripe peach
1 wedge of lime
4 to 6 fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
1-ounce peach shrub
1 1/2 ounces good-quality bourbon
2 dashes orange bitters
chilled ginger beer
Method Of Prep
Combine the peaches, sugar, and vinegar. Cover and refrigerate at least 6 and up to 48 hours. Once the peaches have let off about 1 cup of liquid, strain the mixture and discard the fruit and any residual sugar.
To make the cocktail: Combine the peach slices, the lime wedge, the mint leaves, and 1 ounce of the peach and vinegar mixture in a cocktail shaker and muddle until the peach and mint leaves are broken up.
Add the bourbon, the bitters, and enough ice to fill the shaker halfway. Shake until thoroughly chilled, about 20 seconds then strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Top with a generous splash of ginger beer and garnish with a few mint leaves and serve