By complete fluke, this peach cocktail came together in the most unlikely of ways. I had a very different scenario in my head when it came to creating this week’s feature peach cocktail. I had wanted a Low ABV spritz, and naturally I gravitated towards the Cocchi Americano. I even paired the Dillon’s Peach Schnapps with Sherry, but nothing seemed to work. Peach schnapps is similar to Rum, whereas a simple switch in brands can drastically change a cocktail. I had almost given up when I pulled out my Sloe Gin. I rarely ever pull this out, but I’m glad I did today!
My thought process behind Sloe Gin lead me to this Sloe Peach Garden featured here! If you think about it, Sloe Gin has similar properties to Pimm’s, so I thought why not use the Sloe Gin in that same format. I took it one step further by introducing Fall flavours to this garden, so I substituted cucumber with Plums, and I threw in some cloves, star anise and cinnamon to the mix. Because this turned out to be so easy, I’m adding this to my 3 series line up. Obviously there are more ingredients than 3 when you consider the garnish as a factor, but it takes all about 20 seconds to throw together that I couldn’t categorize it any other way! So without further ado, I present to you the recipe!
Sloe Peach Fall
A cross-breed of a Pimm's No. 1 Cup cocktail with a spritz, plus with the addition of Fall flavours, you have your next favourite and EASIEST cocktail of the season.
- 1 part Dillon's Peach Schnapps
- 1 part Hayman's Sloe Gin
- 2 parts Club Soda
- 1 handful Fall Garden Garnish*
In your favourite spritz glass, combine all ingredients and top with soda. Stir with cinnamon stick and enjoy!
* You must be thinking, WHAT IS A FALL GARDEN GARNISH? Well, it's just a simple combination of some sliced plums, fresh lemon wheels, sprig of mint, 1 stick of cinnamon, 2 cloves and 1 star anise. This is the recipe for one glass, but make sure to make a bundle, because I'm sure you'll be going for seconds.