Mixologist: Basil Hayden’s Mildred’s Peach Pie

Whipped up by LA Mixologist Joel Black of Black LAB Ventures, this cocktail is both pretty damn sweet and actually tastes like a glass of pie. Which you don’t need to imagine, because you can make one. Oh, also, tomorrow is Pi Day. Because it’s 3.14. Get it?


1 1⁄2 parts Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
4 fresh peach slices
2 dashes peach bitters
3⁄4 parts lemon juice
1 pinch ground cinnamon
3⁄4 parts honey syrup (see note below)*


Muddle peach slices, peach bitters, lemon juice, ground cinnamon, and honey syrup in a mixing tin. Add Basil Hayden’s Bourbon and shake vigorously for 7 seconds. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a peach sprinkled with cinnamon.

*Honey Syrup
1. Combine 3 parts honey with 1 part hot water.
2. Stir until completely combined.

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