Canned Heat

This cocktail from High Wire Distilling Co. in Charleston, South Carolina, is a variation of a Gold Rush, with a Southern twist. (This cocktail also appeared here in the May/June 2022 issue of CRAFT SPIRITS magazine.)


1 1/2 ounces High Wire Jimmy Red Corn Straight Bourbon Whiskey

3/4 ounce spicy peach honey syrup

1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice

1 bar spoon peach jam

1 bar spoon High Wire Benton’s Smoked
Jimmy Red Corn Whiskey


Combine all ingredients in a shaker tin, add ice and shake vigorously for about 10 seconds. Strain over ice in a rocks glass.

Spicy Peach Syrup Ingredients

2 cups honey 

1 cup water

4 peaches (cut in cubes)

1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes

Spicy Peach Syrup Directions

Add honey, peaches and water to a saucepan. Place on the stove and let simmer for 10 minutes, whisking every so often to incorporate. For added peach flavor muddle peaches during the simmer. Strain and cool.

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