DeGroff Delight, by Dale DeDeGroff
Chopped Peaches (about three chunks)
2 slices of lemon
dash of simple syrup
1 and 1/4 oz. Maker’s Mark Bourbon
Shake very hard. Pour over ice in a rocks glass and garnish with a sprig of mint.
This recipe was originally created to celebrated Maker’s Mark’s 50th Anniversary in 2004. Maker’s Mark sent this recipe to Maker’s Mark Ambassadors in February of 2004 along with a copy of a proclamation from Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher declaring February 12, 2004 as Maker’s Mark Day. On February 26, 1954 the first batch of Maker’s Mark was hand crafted by Bill Samuels, Sr. at what is now known as the Maker’s Mark Distillery in Loretto, Kentucky. Bill Samuels Jr., President of Maker’s Mark, shares the story of Maker’s Mark and its heritage in this two part BourbonBlog.com episode, recorded at his office in the distillery.