Friday, June 14, 2013


As Plato wisely noted, "Necessity is the mother of invention." As such, I needed a drink so I invented this one.

I'm calling it the Southern Belle because it's got all things Southern in it: peaches, mint, bourbon. It's ladylike but also something a man would enthusiastically desire, like a Southern belle. :-) 

I don't think I've ever invented anything. I mean sure I could've found a cure for malaria or discovered that Pluto isn't really a planet or even produced the seedless watermelon, but some over-achiever already did those things. Nawww, I'm good with just inventing a new cocktail. And not to brag, but this is a pretty damn good invention. And timely too considering that today is National Bourbon Day. Now, that's my kind of holiday! (No offense Flag Day!)

Chop up two ripe peaches
along with about 1 cup of fresh blackberries
and muddle in a bowl with some fresh mint.
Add 1/2 cup of bourbon and 1/2 cup ginger ale
2 Tbsp agave syrup (or simple syrup)
and the juice of 1 lime and 1 lemon and stir well. 
Sip and savor!


  1. I don't even like Bourbon and that sounds delish.

  2. you should consider filing a patent. no, you definitely should. this is not the skinnygirl margarita (nor do you want it to be), but this drink is damn good. i've tried it. not sure if you could make millions, but who knows?

    whether it becomes a commercial success or not, you have, at least, made a nice contribution to backyard parties everywhere.