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Summertime is calling with this super tropical peach infused Sunny Savannah cocktail recipe! It’s the perfect sweet treat on a hot day, whether you enjoy it on vacation or in your own backyard.

Sunny Savannah Cocktail Recipe

How to Make a Sunny Savannah Cocktail

Packed full of sprite, bourbon, and juicy peach flavors this drink is the perfect afternoon drink to enjoy. Plan yourself a tropical party and invite some friends over to enjoy. No matter what time of year it is, this drink is sure to make you dream of summer. Check out our full ingredient list and directions below for our Sunny Savannah Cocktail recipe. 

Garnishing Tips

close up of sunny savannah cocktail recipe.

There are endless possibilities for garnishing drinks and in all honesty there is no wrong way of doing it.

For this particular drink we suggest grabbing some fresh mint and slice up some oranges and limes to garnish. Peaches are also a great option since this drink has a strong peach flavor.

If you plan on making a pitcher of these drinks to enjoy we suggest grabbing some frozen peaches to toss in the pitcher instead of ice! This will keep your drink cold but won’t water it down. Whatever you choose for garnish we know it’ll be delicious. Cheers!

How to Replace Bourbon With Non-Alcoholic Options

Being able to have a non-alcoholic option when serving drinks is always a good idea. To turn our Sunny Savannah Cocktail into a mocktail you will need to replace the Maker’s Mark Bourbon. There’s actually a few options on how to replace Bourbon in drink recipes.

  • One option is you can use 1 part vanilla extract and 2 parts water as a substitute for bourbon.
  • Another option is replacing the bourbon with fruit juice and non alcoholic vanilla extract, this works for any fruit based cocktail like this one. Mix it as a 4:1 ratio.
showing garnish in sunny savannah cocktail, orange slice, lime slice, and mint with lots of ice.

Other Substitution Ideas

For juice: You can pick any type you feel will work or a fizzy flavored soda water instead of juice if you want to add a fizzy factor. Because this recipe already has fruit juice you just need to add a little bit more in the replacement of bourbon, careful not to make it too sweet.

Lastly you have the option of actually using peach nectar (which this recipe already has) and apple cider vinegar. This only works when the drink is fruit based.

showing completed sunny savannah cocktail with mint, lime, and oranges as garnish.

You would combine 3 parts peach nectar and 1 part apple cider. Still include original peach nectar amounts.

It may sound strange adding vanilla extract to a drink but it surprisingly works very well and often is used to replace alcohol in mocktails! Just ensure you are using a non- alcoholic vanilla extract as some out there actually do contain some traces of alcohol.

As for replacing peach liquor, simply add peach juice instead. Or omit that step all together since there will be plenty of juice options. You can also look for non-alcoholic vodka in stores so you can still have the kick of vodka in your drink without the alcohol content. 

Sunny Savannah Cocktail Recipe

Besides the ingredients, you’ll also need a cocktail bar shaker to combine the alcohol and juice.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz of Maker’s Mark
  • 1  oz of Peach Vodka Liquor
  • ½ oz of Sour Peach Schnapps 
  • 3 oz of Peach Nectar
  • 2 oz of Sprite

Instructions

  1. In a bar shaker add 4-5 pieces of ice Makers Mark, Peach Liquor, Peach Schnapps, and Peach Nectar. 
  2. Shake well to combine.
  3. Pour the peach mixture into an ice filled glass.
  4. Top with Sprite and Garnish!
  5. Enjoy.
Sunny Savannah Cocktail Recipe

Sunny Savannah Cocktail Recipe

Yield: 1 8 oz glass
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes

This sweet and sour savannah themed cocktail has major vacation vibes.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Maker's Mark
  • 1 oz Peach Vodka Liquor
  • ½ oz Sour Peach Schnapps
  • 3 oz Peach nectar
  • 2 oz Sprite

Instructions

  1. In a bar shaker add 4-5 pieces of ice Makers Mark, Peach Liquor, Peach Schnapps,
    and Peach Nectar.
  2. Shake well to combine.
  3. Pour the peach mixture into a ice filled glass.
  4. Top with sprite and garnish!

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