Grilled Peach Cocktail

Grilled Peach Cocktail // wishfulchef.comWine has been my drink of choice for a long time, then with our move to NYC came beer and we couldn’t keep our hands off the many exciting and delicious craft brews available these days. Until recently that is… Our latest habit is mixing cocktails using fresh herbs and fruit. I love playing with different ingredients and coming up with new concoctions or recreate some of the many classic cocktails.

Right now peaches are in season and popping up at farmers markets, grocery stores and restaurants everywhere. So we wanted to experiment with a peach cocktail, but decided to grill the peaches for the flavor and show grill marks for presentation, fitting for summer! This cocktail is adapted from a Martha Stewart recipe. You can use an outdoor or indoor grill for the peaches. To give the peaches nice grill marks, very lightly brush olive oil on the cut sides. The olive oil also helps keep the peaches from sticking.

Recipe Below…

Grilled Peach Cocktail // wishfulchef.com

Grilled Peach Cocktail // wishfulchef.com

Grill the peach wedges until charred.

Grilled Peach Cocktail // wishfulchef.com

Muddle ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake.

Grilled Peach Cocktail // wishfulchef.com

Pour on ice then garnish with grilled peach and fresh thyme.

Grilled Peach Cocktail // wishfulchef.com

Grilled Peach Cocktail // wishfulchef.com

Grilled Peach Cocktail

  • 4 peach wedges
  • a small amount of olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme, plus extra for garnish
  • 2 dashes of angostura bitters
  • 2 teaspoons meyer lemon juice
  • 2 ounces bourbon


    Lightly brush olive oil on the cut sides of the peach wedges. Grill the peach wedges on sides until charred. Muddle 2 grilled peach wedges, sugar, thyme, angostura bitters, meyer lemon juice and bourbon in a cocktail shaker. Pour into cold, ice-filled glasses. Garnish with remaining peach wedges and thyme sprig.


    Total Time: 10-15 minutes
    Yield: 2 servings
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    Grilled Peach Cocktail // wishfulchef.com

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    5 Responses to “Grilled Peach Cocktail”

    1. Diana July 17, 2012 at 12:41 pm #

      Such great photos, Barb! This looks so refreshing…I could eat the grilled peach right off the screen. :)

      • Barb July 17, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

        Haha, thanks ;) Yeah, it’s super refreshing. We’ll make it next time we see you!

    2. Diana July 23, 2012 at 12:33 pm #

      And you should definitely post more cocktails. ;)

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