Once more with the Peach Syrup

We’re (still) absolutely buried in peaches. I’ll be honest, making peach syrup is really not going to take a dent out of your peach harvest – this syrup recipe only used one peach and was probably enough for a dozen cocktails. But that certainly didn’t stop us from trying!

…. FRUIT BUT NOT “FRUITY”

This Cocktail is fruity – but not overpoweringly so. It pairs the fruit in the syrup with the subtle fruity undertones in Unicum Next for a nicely rounded flavor, held up by the maltiness in the Genever as well. It’s refreshing but not overly “bright” – I would say very balanced.

Give this cocktail a try if you’re looking for something inspired by fruit but not “fruity”. It’s a nice mix of approachable but multi-layered, with the Unicum contributing a beautiful touch of bitterness and layer of spice.

Old World Swizzle

Earthy and round from the peaches and Genever, with a gentle kick in the pants from the Unicum too.
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Ingredients

  • 2 oz Genever Gin Oude We used Bols
  • 3/4 oz Lemon Juice
  • 3/4 oz Peach Syrup
  • 1/4 oz Unicum Next
  • 1-2 oz Soda Water

Peach Syrup

  • 1 ea Peach
  • 1 cup sugar Or however much sugar is equal in weight as the peach you are using.

Instructions

  • Add the Genever, lemon juice and peach syrup to a cocktail shaker.
  • Add ice and shake well.
  • Add 1 oz of soda water to a Collins glass.
  • Strain the shaken cocktail mixture into the glass.
  • Fill with crushed ice
  • Top with Unicum and (optionally) garnish with a lemon twist.

Peach Syrup

  • Chop peach into 1” pieces and remove the pit
  • Add sugar and stir well.
  • Macerate for 2-4 hours
  • Strain and chill.