foodie fridays: peach-rosemary bourbon sparkler

peach-rosemary bourbon sparkler

Is it me, or did this week feel like it took (said in The Sandlot voice), “F-O-R-E-V-E-R.”

Maybe it’s because we all know Labor Day weekend is five minutes away? Okay, more like next weekend, but still.

Or, maybe it’s all the back to school craziness? I have a few friends who are teachers and God bless them, I feel like they are running around with their heads cut off. I say I could “be a teacher”, but we all know I shouldn’t teach children. I imagine my classroom would resemble that of a scene from Bad Teacher staring Cameron Diaz. Lord help our youth if I am ever in charge of their “learnings.”


Or, maybe it’s just one of those weeks when you wake up on a Monday morning and immediately know that the world is super cranky and you’re in for the long haul. Does the universe get together in a committee and decide which weeks are going to be unbearable? If yes, how does one get on said committee? Do you have to have a certain punch puppy tolerance?


Anyways, TGIF, my friends! We made it. Let’s sit back, relax, and enjoy some giggle juice. Of course, not just any giggle juice, you know that I am obsessed with bourbon. With it being peach season, I decided to combine the two in a summer’s not quite over cocktail. Blend some peaches with rosemary simple syrup, and bourbon. Pour into a few glasses and fill the rest with champagne, you’ll forget all about this week.

Cheers to the weekend!

peach-rosemary bourbon sparkler

Peach-Rosemary Bourbon Sparkler

Yield: Serves 4

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes


1/2 cup water
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 rosemary sprigs (plus more for garnish)
5 large peaches, sliced
1/3 cup bourbon


In a small saucepan, add water, sugar, and rosemary sprigs. Bring to a simmer and stir until all the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat to cool

In a blender, add peach slices, bourbon and simple syrup. Blend and then pour into four glasses filling only halfway up. Pour champagne into the glass filling it to the top and serve with rosemary sprig for garnish.

barely adapted from Cooking Light

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24 Responses to “foodie fridays: peach-rosemary bourbon sparkler”

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    Kathryn — August 22, 2014 at 07:13

    Woohoo for Fridays! I’m seriously ready for some cocktails this evening and this looks right up my street. Love the peach/rosemary combo.

    • Lauren replied: — August 22nd, 2014 @ 07:50

      Thanks, my dear! I am so pumped it’s Friday, too. Have a great weekend!

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — August 22, 2014 at 07:14

    I’m so happy it’s Friday because I haven’t gotten a lot of sleep and I want to play catch up this weekend!

    Can I have this drink for breakfast? Pretty pretty pleaseā€¦…

    • Lauren replied: — August 22nd, 2014 @ 07:51

      OF COURSE! Better make it two:)

  3. #
    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — August 22, 2014 at 07:20


    • Lauren replied: — August 22nd, 2014 @ 07:51

      I thought you might like this drink! Cheers, Brenda!

  4. #
    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — August 22, 2014 at 07:47

    Hmm…too soon to get started with one of these now?!?

    • Lauren replied: — August 22nd, 2014 @ 07:51

      NEVER! Have a great weekend, friend!

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    Jennifer Farley — August 22, 2014 at 07:52

    I’m loving the sound of this!

    • Lauren replied: — August 22nd, 2014 @ 10:46

      I’ll pour you one! Thanks, Jennifer!

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    Liz @ Floating Kitchen — August 22, 2014 at 08:23

    You know I can never have enough bourbon. Or peaches. TGIF indeed! Thanks Lauren!!!

    • Lauren replied: — August 22nd, 2014 @ 10:47

      LOL!! I like your style! Thanks, Liz!

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    Jessica | Saucy Pear — August 22, 2014 at 08:40

    Sooo, I may or may not be about to pop (a baby out). To say I am looking forward to enjoying the occasional nice cocktail would be accurate. I have added this one to my celebratory-drinks list (yes, I have one of those :) ).

    • Lauren replied: — August 22nd, 2014 @ 10:48

      Yay!! Trust me, it will be worth the wait:) Thanks, Jessica!

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    Matt Robinson — August 22, 2014 at 10:21

    It has been a long week here too, so this would be a perfect end to the week!

    • Lauren replied: — August 22nd, 2014 @ 10:49

      Well, let’s cheers together! Have a great weekend, Matt!

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    Sarah @ People, Places & Plates — August 22, 2014 at 15:31

    Looks delicious! Also those have got to be the most beautiful looking peaches ever!

  10. #
    sue/the view from great island — August 22, 2014 at 19:12

    It’s been stifling hot here, I really could use one (or two) of these!

  11. #
    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — August 22, 2014 at 20:35

    Bourbon makes my cheeks get all hot and bothered, good thing. Champagne makes me happy, good thing. Peaches, well peaches are obviously a good thing. Peach Rosemary Bourbon Sparklers, a very, very good thing. Cheers to the weekend!

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    Shea @ Dixie Chik Cooks — August 23, 2014 at 19:23

    What a fantastic flavor combination! Definitely putting it on my cocktail list to try!!

  13. #
    Joanne — August 28, 2014 at 10:27

    Thursday is the new Friday, right? So I should totally imbibe with one of these today.

  14. #
    ATasteOfMadness — August 28, 2014 at 12:12

    Whoa. What a gorgeous drink!


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