1 oz. Gin
¾ oz. Peach Vodka
¾ oz. Caramelized Pecan Syrup
¼ oz. Lemon Juice
Glassware and Tools
1. Using the jigger, measure the following and pour into the mixing glass:
-¼ oz. lemon juice
-¾ oz. caramelized pecan syrup
-¾ oz. peach vodka
-1 oz. gin
2. Add ice to the mixing glass and place the shaker on top with a firm tap. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds, allowing the mixture to go from one end of the shaker to the other.
3. Separate the mixing glass by applying a firm tap where the glass and shaker are no longer flush.
4. Use the Hawthorne strainer to strain the contents of the mixing glass into the coupe glass.
5. Peel a thin piece of lemon skin trying to get as little pith as possible. Mist it over the top of the drink by squeezing the skin, with the outside of the skin facing the cocktail, moving your hands simultaneously to coat the entire top. Then drop it in the glass as garnish.
Pecans and Peaches…. That’s What Georgia does!
Need we say more? How about some tips for southern hospitality instead!
Creating cocktails is fun and a sure way to enhance your party, especially when expertly crafted. However, this can seem intimidating since far too often signature cocktails are too sweet leaving guests with a sugar high and nasty hangover, too strong or tart to enjoy, or too weak to get the party started. What is the secret key? Balance. We recommend tasting each ingredient independently before you start combining and mixing. Here are a few simple guidelines to maximize success:
1. Always aim for equal parts of sweet and tart ingredients.
2. Orange adds to the aroma, but does not influence the sweet-tart range since it is a neutral ingredient.
3. Spirits should be complemented, not overridden.
4. Don’t give up! Mixing is an iterative, but rewarding process.