With long summer days quickly coming to an end, the transition to cozying up with wooly sweaters and giving in to heartier cravings for belly-warming eats and drinks comes more naturally.
Preserving produce by freezing, drying, infusing, fermenting, and canning allows us to carry a little bit of summer into the cold days, which can be a welcome treat when carrots and potatoes have overstayed their welcome. Not to mention that locally and seasonally sourced foods are arguably the tastiest. (Who wants to eat a hard, imported peach in the middle of winter?)
Infusing alcohol with your favourite fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices is one way to carry the season over, but it’s also a super-charged way to up your cocktail game. Sweet peaches balance the nuttiness of the amaretto and give some nutritional prowess to plain-Jane bourbon.
So pucker up, because you’re going to be sweet on this peach sour.