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Y’all know how much I love a good cocktail. I try and keep things new and fresh and my creative brain going with new concoctions on the regular. My friends love (and benefit) from my cocktail creations too. Because a new cocktail means they become my taste testers. A new tradition over in my house is for us to have regular Friendsday Night celebrations. With my latest and greatest cocktail recipe anchoring the evening.
Want my tips on the perfect Friendsday Night? Good food, great drinks and your best friends. Nothing fancy required. The focus is on making memories and sharing a meal and drinks together. That, my dear friends, is the PERFECT Friendsday Night!
This latest cocktail is no different. And it’s going to be the perfect addition to your own Friendsday Night celebrations. IZZE® Sparkling Peach and apricots blended together with bourbon, mint and ginger make a scrumptious flavor profile. This drink pairs nicely with anything you throw out on the grill!
Ingredients (Makes 1 Drink)
For the Simple Syrup (makes 2-3 servings)
½ cup Sugar
½ cup Water
1 Stem of Mint (leaves and stem)
¼ teaspoon Ground Ginger
For the Cocktail (Serves 1)
1 Apricot, diced with skin on
4-5 Mint Leaves
1 oz. Simple Syrup
1 ½ oz. Bourbon
1 bottle of IZZE® Sparkling Peach
For the Simple Syrup
Combine the sugar, water, mint and ginger in a small saucepan. Bring the temperature up to medium and stir occasionally until the sugar dissolves. After the sugar dissolves, reduce heat to low and let the mixture steep to combine the flavor of the mint and ginger. Strain and set aside in the fridge to cool down. (Can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks in a sealed container)
For the Cocktail:
In a highball glass, add the diced apricot, simple syrup and mint leaves. Muddle together to combine. Add in the bourbon and then fill the glass with crushed ice. Top off with IZZE® Sparkling Peach and stir well to pull the syrup mixture up to the top.
*Please drink responsibly!
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