Peggy Lee | Le Bon Ton

American Deep South cocktail by Le Bon Ton

Meet the one and only Ms. Peggy Lee. She’s a Southern belle with a hint of whisky on her breath and a lazy drawl on her lips: a bespoke drink created for Bar Schweppes by Collingwood bar Le Bon Ton. Bar Schweppes, the forthcoming marquee in the Birdcage at Flemington racecourse, will again be presented by Broadsheet. They’ve have promised a menu of tipples inspired by the Deep South of America designed by the likes of Seamstress, Black Pearl and the aforementioned Le Bon Ton.

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Peggy Lee

30ml scotch whisky (I’d be tempted to use bourbon though, in keeping with the Americana theme)

20ml apple juice

5ml green apple liqueur

5ml ginger shrub

3 dashes Angostura Bitters

ice

Schweppes dry ginger ale

cherry, to garnish

squeezed lemon wedge, to garnish

Build whisky, apple juice, apple liqueur, ginger shrub (you can google a diy recipe, buy it, or you can experiment with substituting a little bit of ginger juice/liqueur and a drop or two of apple cider vinegar) and bitters over ice in a highball glass. Top with ginger ale. Garnish with a skewered cherry and lemon wedge.

American Deep South cocktail by Le Bon Ton

Visit Le Bon Ton at 51 Gipps Street, Collingwood

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