Happy Memorial Day!

Keep things classy this year with mixologist extraordinaire Lucinda Sterling’s The Midnight Train. Here is a perfect peach-forward cocktail to raise a glass to all who have served and unofficially kick off summer 2021. A few key ingredients are all it takes to enjoy this elegant twist on an old-fashioned for a relaxed evening or batch ahead of time for a crowd. Check out Drizly for ingredients.

The Midnight Train (For One)

By Lucinda Sterling; Seaborne (Red Hook Brooklyn) and Middle Branch (New York)

2oz Town Branch Bourbon
½ oz Giffard Peche de Vigne
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 dash peach bitters
Combine ingredients in a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir until very cold, about 15 seconds, and strain into a rock glass over fresh ice, preferably a king cube. Garnish with an expressed lemon twist.

For a Crowd (Serves 10)

20 oz Town Branch Bourbon
5 oz Giffard Peche de Vigne
10 oz water
2½ tsp Angostura bitters
1¼ tsp peach bitters
Combine ingredients in a pitcher and stir. Chill in the refrigerator (or pour right away) and serve in a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish each drink with an expressed lemon twist.

John McCarthy is a spirit, travel, and lifestyle journalist, managing editor, and author of The Modern Gentleman and Whiskey Rebels. McCarthy is also Director of Judging for the John Barleycorn International Spirits Competition and editor of Barleycorn Drinks.