Brown Sugar Bourbon Peach Pie

Brown Sugar Bourbon Peach Pie +1This pie is an end of a really long work week, so I’m going to get drunk on pie-pie. But seriously. I have had a series of really busy weeks, so when Friday came along, I decided to forgo happy hour and dinner plans to come home and dive straight into this galette.

My mom came for a visit and brought me the most wonderfully ripe peaches from a local peach festival near her town. I know, I know it’s a little cliché to say, but really, these peaches were so much sweeter and better than the ones I usually get at the store.

They were perfectly tender and juicy. Even their scent made my mouth water! So thanks, Mom, for saving a few of these peaches to bring to me! My mom used her peaches and made some pies with brown sugar crumble crust. I decided to take mine up a notch or two with a little bourbon. Perfect for a Friday evening happy hour, don’t ya think?

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Watermelon Gin Fizz & Blackberry Bourbon Smash Cocktails

Treaty Oak Blackberry SmashY’all, I’ve really been stepping up my cocktail game this summer. It all started a few years when I decided that vodka went down a little too easy and reminded me waaay too much of college, so I started trying out different spirits. It didn’t take long for whiskey to become my new drink of choice and my love affair with old fashioneds began. I love trying out new whiskies and they each have their own flavor and depth. They are also perfect for sipping, which is way more my style nowadays 🙂

My friend JJ asked me to help out with her sister’s bachelorette party a few weeks ago. She suggested a cocktail making class so I got my wheels turning. I reached out to Treaty Oak, a local distillery, that produces some of my favorite spirits to partner with us. First off, the thought of teaching 17 girls how to make cocktails was a teensy bit intimidating. Seriously, like what if I mess it all up or someone is allergic to strawberries or the awful dreaded one vocal person doesn’t like something so then everyone else’s opinions get swayed, yikes! Well, obviously I got over those fears and started getting really excited about making some new cocktails that I thought would be perfect for a girls day at the pool!

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Christmas Cocktail- Milk Punch

This drink came to me via Caroline Lomax from The New York Times. Simple and delicious goodness, this drink is sure to help you get through the holidays with your family.

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You’ll need:

1 quart whole milk
1 cup half and half
1 1/2 cups Bourbon (or whiskey or brandy)
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Nutmeg to garnish

Combine all the ingredients in a pitcher and place in freezer for 3-4 hours or until slushy. Store up to 24 hours.

Serve chilled and garnished with sprinkled nutmeg. This makes 10-12 servings.

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 It’s a stout drink! Check out Cranch’s blue nail polish haha

Hope this drink starts your Christmas week off with a bang!