Jerky With Whiskey Soaked Peaches
- 24 Original Crisps
- 1 package artisanal beef, pork or turkey jerky
- 1 ripe peach, pitted and thinly sliced (or other ripe fruit — see note below)
- Bourbon or whiskey
In a small bowl or container, cover the peach slices with a little whiskey. If you’re indoors, arrange crisps on a serving platter. If you’re camping, arrange crisps on a picnic table, tin camp plate, flat log, horse blanket or other passable serving surface.
Place a few small pieces of jerky on each crisp. Top with a slice of whiskey-soaked peach. Enjoy immediately.
Artisanal jerky comes in an assortment of delicious flavors. Try this recipe with your favorite and use any fresh fruit to complement the jerky’s salty goodness. Plums, apricots or firm grapes would all work well. While whiskey is a perfect frontier drink, you can macerate the fruit briefly in any liquor you have handy…chili-lime jerky would pair nicely with a little tequila-soaked pineapple. You may wish to cut or shred the jerky into smaller pieces to make the mouthful a little easier. If you are a true cowboy, you will of course consume this rustic yet elegant snack with whiskey out of your hip flask. That said, jerky also pairs beautifully with any number of intriguing microbrews, including dark, coffee-infused porters, oatmeal stouts and hoppy IPAs.