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In the classic Lynyrd Skynyrd song, "Simple Man," a mother imparts wisdom to her son, urging him to be satisfied, follow his heart and be a "simple kind of man." It's a beautiful life lesson set to hard rock rhythms.
This summer, "Simple Man" has a new iteration as a cocktail now on the menu at Home Team BBQ. The song's lyrics match the cocktail's ingredients: sweet tea, peach liqueur and Jim Beam bourbon. The blend of flavors embodies simple living and classic Southern dining.
Adam Rothstein, beverage director at Home Team BBQ, created the summertime cocktail to feature the traditional flavors in a fresh, new package.
"We try to strike a balance between the familiar and the unfamiliar," he says. "We might use an ingredient that's unfamiliar but packaged in an approachable way."
Falling into the "familiar" category is sweet tea, which is always available at Home Team and a classic beverage choice for any Southern barbecue platter.
The "Simple Man" cocktail recipe calls for high-proof Jim Beam bourbon, Giffard's Crème de Pêche de vigne (a peach liqueur), a little lime juice and some simple syrup and bitters. Shake it up and pour it over frozen sweet tea cubes.
1.75 Oz Jim Beam Bonded
.5 oz Giffard Peche de Vigne
.75 oz lime juice
.5 oz simple syrup
2 dashes angostura bitters