Kentucky Peach Vodka Cocktail

Kentucky Peach Vodka Cocktail is a lighter bourbon cocktail so it’s perfect for summer. Add fresh peaches and it’s a delicious sipper.

Kentucky Peach Bourbon and Vodka Cocktail Served in Two Glasses

Hello… remember me? My name is Barb and when not cooking, grilling and making cocktails, I am a certified Gardenaholic! If you’ve notice my absence, or heck even if you haven’t, I’ve been in the yard; the front, the back and in between! I did take a break today to make this Kentucky Peach Vodka Cocktail and I’m ready to sit back for a minute and take it all in.

Fair Circle Garden

I moved into my home a bit over 4 years ago, so this is my fifth summer. Almost hard to believe; I lived in my previous home for 23 years and when I moved the yard pictured above was nothing less than idyllic.

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Thirty year old mature trees swaying in the breeze; gardens filled with mature plantings and designed around a huge assortment of perennials. It was lovely and while I loved my home, leaving that garden is what I’ve mourned the most.

I thought I would be happy with less and I was wrong. One day soon I’ll share some before and after photos but one of the many things I did this year was finish this perennial bed in front. Where once was grass, now is flowers!

Front Perennial Garden in Bloom

I’ve had the sweetest boy up the street come help me the last couple of weekends; I’m sort of on my last legs. Even professional athletes take time to recuperate and I’ve just kept after it every day.

I’m beat but also exhilarated. It will never be my old garden because neighbors are SO close but it’s taking on a character that is feeling good. And I love it enough now that I’ll be taking more photos outside too. This Kentucky Peach Vodka Cocktail was the first!

Kentucky Peach Bourbon and Vodka Cocktail and a Bottle of Seagram's Peach Vodka

I’ll be honest; I’ve never been big on a lot of flavored vodkas. Vodka is not supposed to taste like cake or cotton candy so I shied away. But I’m not so stubborn I wouldn’t try something that sounded like it would work.

And vodka infused with fruit flavors sound better to me; heck I make a ton of cocktails with vodka and fruit so for me it’s the perfect marriage. That the effort culminated in this Kentucky Peach Vodka Cocktail? So glad I took a leap of faith!

This cocktail includes Seagram’s Peach Flavored Vodka. And Bourbon. Yes, I know, an unlikely pairing it seems but actually it was perfect.

Vodka does not have a lot of flavor on its own so adding the peach flavored vodka to the bourbon and lemonade makes for a much lighter and more flavorful cocktail than if just bourbon alone. I added a muddled peach to the mix in a cocktail shaker to further intensify that peach flavor and it was good to go.

Truth…sometimes I have an idea or a recipe and it sounds good and I take it for granted that it will be. Which is why I often don’t even take a real sip until I’m done with the shoot. I guess years of cocktail making give me some confidence that it will turn out. And they usually do, including this delicious Kentucky Peach Vodka Cocktail.

Kentucky Peach Bourbon and Vodka Cocktail in a Glass with Drink Half Gone

See the evidence with the snap from my phone? I honestly could have finished it off with one long drink it was SO good (I do give huge credit to Colorado peaches too; they are the best!). Thankfully I had a moment of clarity and remembered, probably not a great idea mid-day. 🤪

The ingredients are easily sourced too; the vodka should be everywhere you find Smirnoff and the rest are often staples including (full recipe at bottom of post):

  • 1 ripe peach, sliced (fresh peaches out of season; try mixing the ingredients with a spoonful or two of peach jam!)
  • SMIRNOFF® Peach Vodka
  • Lemonade
  • Simple Syrup
  • Bourbon
  • Lemon and/or Peach Slices for garnish

I finished the photo shoot, put away all my equipment and then sat and enjoyed the Kentucky Peach Vodka Cocktail. I liked it well enough that no calls went out to the neighbors to share the second drink; nope, I drained the ice from the second one and it’s in the fridge waiting for me to enjoy later. Sorry Amy and Kevin, my two best tasters, not this time around!

Honestly this is one amazing summer cocktail; get your Seagram’s on, buy a peach or two and make sure you have some lemonade on hand and you’ll see for yourself. Cheers!

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Kentucky Peach Vodka Cocktail

The Kentucky Peach Vodka Cocktail is a lighter bourbon cocktail so it’s perfect for summer. Add fresh peaches and it’s a delicious sipper.
4.56 from 50 or more votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Cocktails, Fruits, Vodka
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Cocktails
Calories 197 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ripe peach sliced
  • 2 ounces SMIRNOFF® Peach Vodka
  • 4 ounces lemonade
  • 1 ounce simple syrup combine equal parts water and sugar, boil until sugar is no longer visible. Cool. I usually do 1/4 cup of each and save the excess
  • 1 ounce bourbon

For Garnish

  • peach slices

Instructions
 

  • Put the peach into a cocktail shaker and muddle well until it’s soft.
  • Combine all the remaining ingredients in the shaker with ice and shake well.
  • Pour into an ice filled glass and garnish with peach slices.

Notes

  1. No peach vodka? Use plain vodka and muddle with a couple extra peach slices.
  2. I like having bits of fruit in my drinks but if you or your guests don’t; simply strain the cocktail as you pour it from the shaker.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Kentucky Peach Vodka Cocktail
Serving Size
 
1 Cocktail
Amount per Serving
Calories
197
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
0.2
g
0
%
Sodium
 
22
mg
1
%
Carbohydrates
 
25
g
8
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Calories
197
Keyword cocktail, kentucky, peach, vodka
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8 Comments

  1. The perfect late summer drink!! And, you are absolutely right – everything tastes delicious when pretty. I just need some peach vodka now…..like right now.

  2. I loveeeeee anything that is peach flavoured especially where it’s in a drink form!!! Love this recipe idea. Thank you so much for sharing!

  3. Peaches are my favorite summer fruit so naturally I was super excited to try this one out! Delicious and easy, will definitely be in our summer rotation of drink recipes!

  4. Welcome back! Mrs KR has been spending most evenings in the garden, too. Gotta be evenings — way too hot during the day to do much of anything outside (it’s been mid-90s here — really hot for June). Anyway, bourbon and peach is a delightful combo. Didn’t actually know peach vodka is a thing (we’re not big vodka drinkers), but it sounds interesting. Nice drink! And fun to see glimpses of your garden.

    1. It’s been hot here too so I’ve been trying to follow the shade or do some projects in the garage if it’s midday. I still have to stain the outside of the posts that holds the rails on my deck but that seems like nothing compared to the past couple of weeks! I’m ready for a break and I’m excited about doing more photography outside too.

      You could make this with regular vodka too since I include fresh peach in the mix; I just find using a flavored vodka can intensify that flavor profile just enough to make it worthwhile. I have a watermelon one up next!

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