Kentucky Peach

Country of Origin: USA
Main Spirit: bourbon

bourbon, grenadine, peach liqueur, Ramazotti amaro, Peychaud's bitters

One of the unique features of the Lively Water Whiskey Festival, held recently at the Field Museum, was a series of whiskey cocktail sessions featuring Chicago bartenders and visiting distillers. A favorite drink of the night was this sweet sipper from Michael Karberg, beverage director of Untitled. (pictured above). Karberg recommends Knob Creek for the bourbon, Marie Brizard for the peach liqueur and Ramazotti for the amaro, though another mid-bitter bottle like Averna or Montenegro could be swapped in.

Kentucky Peach
Michael Karberg, Untitled, Chicago

1 1/2 oz bourbon
1/2 oz peach liqueur
1/2 oz Ramazotti amaro
1/2 oz grenadine
2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters

Shake ingredients over ice and strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.

Photo courtesy of Red Frog Events and Lively Water Whiskey Festival.