georgia on my mind

Sunday, June 30, 2013 |
My roommate and I have started subscribing to food magazines.  I don’t know if that’s a sign that we’re finally real adults, but we pore over them the day they arrive and try recipes found within (some to acclaim, others…eh).  When this month’s Food & Wine showed up, Emily decided to make a drink recipe.  She enlisted my advice and taste-testing abilities, but she’s the one who gathered the ingredients and put it all together.  So while I took the photos and can attest to the taste of the drink… I didn’t make it.  This is Emily’s Georgia on My Mind.

georgia on my mind cocktail

Georgia on My Mind (adapted slightly from this month’s Food & Wine recipe)


1/3 cup lightly packed mint leaves, plus small sprigs for garnish
12 ounces bourbon
4 ounces peach schnapps
4 ounces fresh lemon juice
2 ounces pure maple syrup
24 ounces chilled apricot or peach ale (we used Dogfish Head’s Aprihop)


In a pitcher, combine all ingredients except ale, ice, and mint sprigs for garnish.  Stir until the maple syrup is dissolved and then refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.

Add the apricot ale to the pitcher and stir well.  Pour into 8 ice-filled glasses and garnish with mint sprigs.

georgia on my mind cocktail

Note: this mixture doesn’t keep well in the fridge after the ale has been added, so if you plan to make ahead, don’t mix that in until the last second.

Recommended for: when you need a lazy summer evening cocktail with a hint of fruitiness.

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Beth F said...

I'm not sure if I've had a beer cocktail but that sure sounds good. I like all the Dogfish Head beers I've tried.

Peaceful Reader said...

I love drinks with mint but bourbon makes me ill so I'll have to make this one for my husband.

Liviania said...

This sounds good to me except for the ale part.

Juju at Tales of said...

Looks and sounds amazing. Makes my mouth water really.

Tina said...

It's like a dessert, too! Food and Wine has some great recipes, I love that magazine.

Tina said...

It's like a dessert, too! Food and Wine has some great recipes, I love that magazine.

Alex said...

Since I am heading to Atlanta Georgia at the end of the week for a family reunion, I am going to have to definitely try one of these before I go. It sure looks good.

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