By Mixology Events
This sweet and fruity tiki cocktail hails from the 70’s, a dark period for mixology, beleaguered by sugary concoctions and lurid, neon ingredients. Since its conception though, the Peachtree Punch has been improved upon with modern techniques and ingredients to create a balanced and moreish rum drink. Containing white rum, peach puree, peach liqueur, coconut cream and orange juice, garnished with nutmeg, this tiki cocktail is a gorgeous tropical drink perfect for a summertime bar hire.
White Rum, Peach Puree, Peach Liqueur, Coconut Cream, Orange Juice, Nutmeg.
Like so many tiki staples, the Peachtree Punch was created for the legendary Trader Vic and featured prominently on his menu from 1971 onwards.
This cocktail has been improved upon over the years, where the original used tinned peaches and over-sweetened coconut cream, newer recipes use fresh orange juice to help balance the sweetness and use natural, unsweetened coconut cream for a more well rounded flavour.
This creamy, fruity cocktail is sure to be a favourite with guests but like many tiki drinks its wide range of ingredients make it quite a slow drink to serve, if you’re thinking of including the Peachtree Punch on your menu you may want to consider featuring some simpler, faster serving drinks alongside it.
A great tiki classic to serve with the Peachtree punch is the Mai Tai, this simple cocktail exudes all the feel and flavour of a tiki drink without the long-winded recipe; a simple mixture of rum, lime, orange and orgeat, the Mai Tai is another Trader Vic special and a great accompaniment to the Peachtree Punch.
Like many tiki drinks, the Peachtree Punch is fairly high in alcohol, to balance this out you may want to include some low or even no-alcohol cocktails with it. Tiki drinks are all about the fruit so converting this classic into a mocktail is fairly simple and still produces a delicious and easy-drinking concoction.
As the Peachtree Punch contains peach puree, you may want to consider featuring that other classic peach-flavoured cocktail: the Bellini, this famous mixture of peach puree and prosecco or champagne is the perfect way to start an evening off, we can even make an alcohol free version known as the Bambini Bellini.
If you’re keen to feature a Peachtree Punch on your menu and want to know more about what drinks might go well alongside it, be sure to speak to your event organiser, or check out some other, rum-based, fruity and tiki-style cocktails from our list.
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Ingredients & Equipment
- 37.5ml White Rum
- 12.5ml Peach Schnapps
- 25ml Fresh Orange Juice
- 12.5ml Coconut Cream
- 25ml Peach Puree
- Mint-Sprig and Nutmeg to Garnish
- Hawthorne Strainer
- Nutmeg Grater
- High-Ball or Hurricane Glass
- Cubed Ice
- Crushed Ice
- Take your Boston glass or small tin
- Using your jigger to measure, add the rum, schnapps, orange juice, peach puree and coconut cream to the shaker
- Fill your shaker with cubed ice and seal using your Boston tin or lid
- Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds or until your tin is very cold
- Fill your high-ball or hurricane glass almost to the top with crushed ice
- Using your Hawthorne strainer, strain your cocktail into your glass, over the crushed ice
- Cap with a small pile of crushed ice, using your hand to form it into a dome
- Garnish with a fresh mint-sprig and a light grating of nutmeg
- Serve and enjoy!
LEARN TO MAKE
Fancy learning some of the core techniques that go into making the perfect Peartree Punch? Join us on one of our range of cocktail making masterclasses.
We’re strong advocates of experience and it’s crucial role to picking up and applying knowledge. That’s why we deliver each of our range of cocktail making classes in as interactive a fashion as possible – providing a fully-equipped bar station for each of our guests, in turn giving them a great opportunity to really get to grips with the professional-standard equipment and ingredients at hand. On top of this, the fact that there will never be more than 5 guests to any one bar limits the time spent standing around as much as possible, meaning nobody’s experience is compromised.
The open-to-the-public variety of our cocktail making classes run every Friday and Saturday at our sister company and permanent home on Shoreditch’s Kingsland Road, TT Liquor, which houses a range of fully-equipped cocktail making studios.
We also offer the option of taking things private if you’re part of a group of 6 or more aspiring mixologists. Our mobile cocktail class service allows us to take our portable bars on the road with us to any location across London, the UK and beyond. We have over a decade of experience and in that time we’ve held classes half way up the Shard, in a client’s back garden, and even as far afield as the Scottish Highlands.
If any of this sounds right up your street, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 020 8003 7982 and one of our dedicated events organisers will happily talk you through some your options, as well as answer any queries you may have about our services.