This Bourbon Peach Cooler begs to be sipped on a Southern front porch

Southern Kitchen
Bourbon Peach Cooler

About the recipe

Fiddle-dee-dee! Nothing says Southern like the combination of peaches, iced tea, and bourbon. All you need is a front porch. The peach brings out the fruitiness of the bourbon and adds a delicate sweetness.

Reprinted with permission from “The Bourbon Country Cookbook” by David Danielson and Tim Laird, Agate Surrey, 2018.

Serves: 1

Hands On Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


Ice cubes

2 ounces peach nectar

1 ounce unsweetened iced tea

1 1/2 ounces bourbon

1/4 ounce peach schnapps

1 dash peach bitters (optional)

Peach slice, for garnish


In a shaker filled with ice, combine the peach nectar, iced tea, bourbon, schnapps and bitters, if using. Shake the mixture vigorously and strain it into a tall glass filled with ice. Garnish with the peach slice and serve.