I’ve never been the person to move on easily. I’m still mourning the lost of Teaches of Peaches from one of my favorite places to eat in San Francisco, Hog & Rocks. The place specializes in oysters, ham and whiskey (weird combination but it works) and they created such a delicious concoction of whiskey, peaches, and I don’t remember what else. Unfortunately, the drink was discontinued fall or early winter last year (I believe my waitress told me an instrument needed to make it was broken but it could have just fallen out of season)and I still crave and MISS IT. I don’t think I’ve ever had such a refreshing whiskey drink.
The drink was replaced by an Old Fashioned during the winter (logical but not the same) and now by a Balaton Cherry Flip, a drink that consists on cherry syrup, rye, lemon, and egg, somethingthat I can’t wait to try out the next time I attempt to gorge myself on oysters.
UPDATE: Hog & Rocks let know via Twitter that Teaches of Peaches will return in June. Thank the Lord Jesus.
If you’ve been looking for a nice replacement for this goddess of a cocktail, here’s one called the Whiskey Peach Smash.
- 1 Small peach, pitted and cut into quarters
- 2 Lemon wedges
- 1 oz Special syrup*
- 1.5 oz Bourbon
- 1 Mint sprig
- Garnish: Mint sprig and peach slice
- Glass: Rocks
Muddle the peach and lemon in a shaker with the special syrup. Add the bourbon, mint sprig and ice, and shake well. Double strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a mint sprig and a peach slice.
Combine one part honey syrup (2 parts honey mixed with 1 part water) and two parts agave syrup (2 parts agave nectar mixed with 1 part water).
RIP Teaches of Peaches, you will never be forgotten.
(but still check out this spot)
Hog & Rocks
San Francisco, CA 94110