A Little About Pichuberry Peach Sour and Juicy Peach Cocktails

Pichuberry Peach Sour Cocktails

Pichuberry Peach Sour is good enough on its own because it’s filled to the brim with fresh summer flavors. We pair organic peaches from McClendon’s Select and tart goldenberries with a fresh lemon sour. No water is added so each drop is a concentrated peachy flavor that is perfect with sparkling wine, whiskey, gin, or rum. The bright pichuberries round out the sweetness of the peach. It’s juicy, summery, and downright delicious. This wildly popular seasonal flavor has become a fan favorite. The season is short and fast for many reasons and we’d love to tell you a little more about it. 

To make this mixer, we wait until peaches are tender enough to come off the pit with minimal waste. “Freestone” is not necessarily a variety of peach but more of a calendar marker for this fruit. In past years, we’ve jumped the gun and started the season around May but we found ourselves wasting much of an already expensive ingredient. If we got them too early, the peaches would be overly tart, tough, and damn near impossible to remove from the pit.

The other half of this golden flavor is goldenberries. If you’re not familiar with this unique ingredient, the goldenberry is part of the nightshade family and grows in a husk much like a tomatillo. It would take so much time for us to remove the husk from each small berry and then juice them by hand. Combined with a difficult peach season, this mixer simply wasn’t cost-effective. 

As peach season would approach in the valley, we’d ask ourselves the hard question, “is the juice worth the squeeze.” How can we make this mixer better or faster? Should we even make it at all?  

So each season, we figure out ways to get better. We challenge ourselves as business owners to be adaptable and solve problems. Spoiler: there are problems every season. 

If you’re still following along, you know we can check peaches off the problem list. It was just last year that we learned that there is an art to waiting. So that’s what we do know. We wait in anticipation for peaches to reach that glorious point where they fall right off the pit. This allows us to save time, money, and reduce waste.

But what about that other essential ingredient? Once again, we’ve been faced with a tricky problem to solve.

When we first developed this mixer, we partnered with a company that branded the fruit as ‘Pichuberry’ which gave us our namesake. Thankfully, last year they developed a new product of frozen pure pichuberry juice. This bag of gold was the final piece to our pichuberry peach puzzle so we ordered multiple bags to make last season possible. 

Fast forward to this season, we discovered that we have only enough juice for three batches of this special mixer and you can bet that we’re squeezing as much out of it as possible! Our next problem to solve as we grow as a company is sourcing an important ingredient that makes this flavor golden. 

So even though our Pichuberry Peach Sour is short and limited, it is still possible...for one more season. We hope that next year, we can redevelop this recipe and bring it back with a whole new personality. We're thinking, "The Mixer Formerly Known As" but stay tuned for its debut. 

Until then, we want you to savor every last drop of Pichuberry Peach Sour! Our limited release is underway and you can claim a bottle right here. Enjoy three new recipes to celebrate this juicy flavor! 

Calumet 

Turns out, Aperol and peach are a match made in heaven. This combo will be your new favorite way to drink this bitter liqueur.

Aperol Spritz made with Iconic Cocktail Co

-Combine all ingredients in a shaker and dry shake without ice

-Pour over fresh ice in a rocks glass 

-Garnish with a dehydrated citrus wheel 

Free Stone 

We love a Bourbon Sour but sometimes it's just too much to drink during summertime. We fixed that with this Free Stone recipe. 

Bourbon Sour made with Iconic Cocktail Co Mixers

-Combine all but the bitters in a shaker and dry shake without ice

-Add ice and shake again until chilled 

-Fine strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with the bitters 

Mai Goodness 

Is there anything better than a good old fashion Mai Thai? Perhaps. This one will have you saying, my goodness! with every sip! 

Iconic Mai Thai made with Peach Sour

-Combine all but the Dark Rum in a shaker and dry shake without ice 

-Pour over pebble ice in a rocks glass 

-Add the Dark Rum for a layered expression 

-Garnish with mint and lime wheel