Peach Whiskey Sour (With Crown Royal Peach Whisky)

This 3 ingredient peach whiskey sour is such a great cocktail for summer. It’s got just the right amount of tart from lemon to give it that signature sour flavor, but the perfect hint of sweet peach thanks to the use of Crown Royal peach whisky to balance it out. It’s one of my favorites!

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What is a Peach Whiskey Sour?

A peach whiskey sour is simply a variation of the classic whiskey sour cocktail that incorporates peach flavors. This drink features the smooth taste of whiskey, the tangy bite of lemon juice, and the sweetness of peach.

While using Crown Royal peach flavored whiskey (or another peach whiskey of choice) is an easy option to add flavor, you can also achieve it using peach liqueur (like peach schnapps), puree, or syrup.

No matter what, the combination of these ingredients creates a balanced and refreshing cocktail with a fruity twist! It’s a perfect mixed drink for summer due to the refreshing chilled temperature and fruity flavors, and since it’s so simple to make, it’s perfect for entertaining too!

two peach whiskey sour cocktails sitting in front of a crown royal bottle

Peach Whiskey Sour Ingredients

ingredients to make a crown royal peach whiskey sour
  • 2 ounces Crown Royal peach whisky
  • 2 ounces fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ounce peach simple syrup (or more to taste)
  • Ice cubes

Ingredient Tips and Substitutions

  • You can substitute another peach flavored whiskey or bourbon (like Bird Dog, Jim Beam, or Ole Smoky) instead of Crown, or use peach vodka (like New Amsterdam), peach schnapps, or another peach-flavored liqueur as an alternative
  • Instead of lemon juice, you can use prepared sour mix instead (but I personally feel the real lemon juice gives a better overall flavor)
  • Typically, plain simple syrup is used in a whiskey sour for sweetness, but I think peach juice or peach syrup is a great option which also reinforces flavor (and you can use leftover syrup in your coffee or tea)! You could also use fresh peach puree, or even honey as other sweetener options

How to Make a Peach Whiskey Sour

  1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker (or mason jar), along with a few ice cubes
add all peach whiskey sour ingredients to cocktail shaker
  1. Shake until chilled and lightly frothy, usually 20-30 seconds
  2. Strain into a whiskey glass (or similar) and add large ice cubes if desired (optional; will cool the drink but also dilute it over time)
strain peach whiskey sour into glass
  1. Garnish with a slice of peach or a maraschino cherry if desired, and enjoy!
overhead view of two crown peach whiskey sour drinks with a skewer of lemon, peach, and cherry

Additional Cocktails Using Peach Crown Whiskey

Recipe FAQs

Can I Use Fresh Peaches In A Peach Whiskey Sour?

Yes, fresh peaches can be muddled or blended into the drink to enhance the peach flavor.

However, this is entirely optional. You can also garnish with a fresh peach slice as well for added color and flavor!

What Type Of Whiskey Is Best For A Peach Whiskey Sour?

Crown Royal peach whisky is a great choice for a peach whiskey sour, since it already contains natural peach flavoring in a smooth Canadian whiskey.

Bourbon or rye whiskey are other commonly used options in a peach whiskey sour, but any quality whiskey that you prefer will work.

Can I Make A Non-Alcoholic Version Of This Drink?

Yes, you can make a mocktail version by replacing the whiskey with a non-alcoholic whiskey substitute or just using peach juice with lemon juice. Adjust sweetness with simple syrup if needed.

To make a sparkling option, top with peach or lemon flavored sparkling water to add flavor and bubbly appeal.

Is It Possible To Make A Batch Of Peach Whiskey Sour For A Party?

Yes, you can prepare a large batch by scaling up the ingredients and mixing them in a pitcher.

Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve, then pour into individual glasses over ice. Garnish and enjoy!

How Can I Make The Drink Less Sweet?

To make the drink less sweet, reduce the amount of peach syrup, juice, or liqueur, and add a bit more lemon juice.

For a more sweetened drink, add extra peach syrup, honey, or simple syrup to taste.

What Foods Pair Well With A Peach Whiskey Sour?

Foods that pair well with a peach whiskey sour include grilled meats, cheese platters, and appetizers like bruschetta or shrimp cocktail.

It also goes well with peach-based desserts, such as cakes, cobblers, pies, and more.

How Do I Make A Sparkling Peach Whiskey Sour?

To make a sparkling version, add a splash of club soda or sparkling water to the cocktail just before serving.

Peach flavor sparkling water is best to enhance flavor, but lemon also works well.

What Is The Origin Of The Whiskey Sour?

The whiskey sour is a classic cocktail that dates back to the mid-19th century, traditionally made with whiskey, lemon juice, and a sweetener.

Peach Whiskey Sour Recipe Tips

  • You can combine the ingredients up to 24 hours in advance and store in a pitcher in the refrigerator (without ice)
  • When scaling for a group, I usually only mix the whiskey and lemon juice ahead of time, and then adjust the amount of syrup added to individual glasses so it can be adjusted to specific taste preferences
crown royal peach whiskey sour sitting next to the bottle

Serving Tips for a Peach Whiskey Sour

  • Garnishes are optional, but a slice of fresh peach, maraschino cherry, or a sprig of mint are great options if you want one
  • A peach whiskey sour is typically served in an old-fashioned glass, but a rocks glass, whiskey tumbler, or other lowball style glass also works well

More Whiskey Sours to Try

Final Thoughts

This simple 3 ingredient peach whiskey sour packs a lot of flavor into just one cocktail! This summery mixed drink combines Crown peach whiskey with fresh lemon juice and a hint of sweetness for a refreshing summer sip.

Whether you make it by the glass or by the pitcher, it’s a delightful drink that pairs well with barbecue for your cookout, but is equally nice by the pool or on the beach.

It’s also naturally low fat and vegetarian, so this cocktail can fit in with several different dietary needs, all without even trying!

For more ideas on what to do with your bottle of whiskey, make sure to check out my collection of peach Crown drinks for more recipe inspiration!

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Crown Peach Whiskey Sour Recipe

This peach whiskey sour recipe has just 3 ingredients thanks to the use of Crown Royal peach. Mix with lemon and sweetener for an easy, refreshing cocktail perfect for summer!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 168 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ounces Crown Royal peach whisky
  • 2 ounces fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ounce peach simple syrup (or more to taste)
  • Ice cubes

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker (or mason jar), along with a few ice cubes
    2 ounces Crown Royal peach whisky, 2 ounces fresh lemon juice, 1 ounce peach simple syrup, Ice cubes
  • Shake until chilled and lightly frothy, usually 20-30 seconds
  • Strain into a whiskey glass (or similar) and add large ice cubes if desired (optional; will cool the drink but also dilute it over time)
  • Garnish with a slice of peach or a maraschino cherry if desired, and enjoy!

Notes

  • You can substitute another peach flavored whiskey or bourbon (like Bird Dog, Jim Beam, or Ole Smoky) instead of Crown, or use peach vodka (like New Amsterdam), peach schnapps, or another peach-flavored liqueur as an alternative
  • Instead of lemon juice, you can use prepared sour mix instead (but I personally feel the real lemon juice gives a better overall flavor)
  • Typically, plain simple syrup is used in a whiskey sour for sweetness, but I think peach juice or peach syrup is a great option which also reinforces flavor (and you can use leftover syrup in your coffee or tea)! You could also use fresh peach puree, or even honey as other sweetener options
  • Garnishes are optional, but a slice of fresh peach, maraschino cherry, or a sprig of mint are great options if you want one
  • Exact nutritional values will vary based on brand and flavor of ingredients, any garnishes added, and quantity consumed, so please consider this a guideline only

Nutrition

Serving: 131gCalories: 168kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 0.2gFat: 0.2gSodium: 1.6mgPotassium: 64mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 8gVitamin C: 23.6mgCalcium: 3.9mgIron: 0.1mg
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