It’s no secret we’re savoring every last moment of summer, and Paula Le Duc’s Front Punch Cooler is the perfect addition to our Labor Day menu this weekend! Filled with whiskey, fresh peaches, velvet falernum liqueur (think spicy-citrusy-sweet), and topped with fresh mint leaves, this cocktail is sure to please. Photos by Josh Gruetzmacher.
Front Porch Cooler
Glass – large rocks/old fashioned
Method – shake and strain
Garnish – slapped mint sprig; thin peach slices
• 2 oz. bourbon whiskey
• .75 oz. velvet falernum liqueur
• 1 oz. fresh lemon juice
• .5 oz. bar syrup
• 3 healthy dashes peach bitters
• 8 mint leaves
Add liquid ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Add ice. Shake for 10 seconds and then strain into your glass. Garnish and serve.