Bourbon Iced Tea with Peach and Sage

While Fall technically doesn't start until September 22nd, there's something about the end of the Labour Day weekend which always feels like Summer is over.

The kids are back in school, warm clothes and boots line the store fronts, and the air becomes cool and crisp.

Pumpkin spice has already made it's debut for the season, and every post on Instagram has been some rendition of summer "throwbacks" as if it were yesterday. Oh wait, it was just yesterday...

Maybe it's just me, but I'm not quite ready to let go of Summer that easily.

Luckily, in the Okanagan, the sun is shining and temperatures are staying in the mid to high 20's.

This means I'm still sitting on patios, soaking up the sun and sipping cocktails like this Bourbon Ice Tea!

Made with peach and sage, this is a great "transition" cocktail for those who aren't ready for sweater weather just yet.

The bitterness of the black tea and savory sage in the simple syrup make this cocktail feel warm, which is great for the cooler days that September brings.

Peach Schnapps and ripe Okanagan peaches add a lovely sweet peach component which tastes just like Summer, plus these flavours balance out this cocktail perfectly.

Celebrate the last days of Summer with this cocktail, or enjoy it into the early Fall!

Bourbon Iced Tea with Peach & Sage
Per cocktail

4 oz of Fresh Brewed Orange Pekoe Tea (or other black tea of choice)
1-2 Peach Slices
1 oz Bourbon
1/2 oz Peach Schnapps
1/2 oz Sage Simple Syrup
1 Sprig of Sage (for garnish)

Brew 1 tea bag and let cool to room temperature. Muddle peach slices at the bottom of a glass and add 1-2 ice cubes. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add bourbon, peach schnapps, sage simple syrup, and freshly brewed tea. Shake ingredients until well combined and then strain into glass. Garnish with sage sprig.

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