I Survived the Cowgirl Uprising

Frozen drinks, aren’t they fun? I mean the cleanup is the pits and the prep can be a nightmare. Even so I still love a blender drink now and again. So I bring you another little challenge drink this month from my dear friend Dagreb from Nihil Utopia. Probably the best Tiki drink made in a true blender and not a milkshake blender is the Missionary’s downfall. This leads us to Dagreb’s challenge…

COBRznzUYAA79txSo being from the South I know plenty of Cowgirls. By Cowgirls I mean drunken suburbian girls in western hats after a George Strait concert. I associate these sauced southern belles with peaches, and I got the idea to play with the Missionary’s Downfall in that regard. The Missionary’s Downfall does have peach brandy, so why not swap out the fresh pineapple with fresh peaches? A Cowgirl may not like rum, but she would surely be tempted by overproof bourbon. From their we add a few Tiki touches and try to follow Donn’s pattern. The end result I find to be pretty darn tasty. Although, I did tweak the name, it just flows better.


Nothing says tasty like my old boot.

Cowgirl Uprising
1 ½ oz Wild Turkey 101
½ oz Orange Curacao
1 oz honey syrup (1:1)
½ oz fresh lime juice
¼ cup of diced peaches (About 10 medium large diced chunks)
1 tsp absinthe
Dash orange bitters
¾ cup crushed ice

Combine ingredients into a blender and blend on high for 20 seconds. Pour into a small goblet and garnish with mint.


The peaches come through beautifully and pair nicely with the absinthe and whiskey. The honey and lime provide a heavenly balance and body to add to the orange peel twang. The mint is a pretty important garnish here, not only to tie in with the Missionary’s Downfall but also to marry with the peaches in a lovely aroma. This drink is definitely on a different path than our Missionary, but lets just say they went to the same Sunday School.


I hope Dagreb likes the results. I know we do over here. I was hoping to do a few more challenge drinks this month, but illness and October prep got in the way. In any case we hope you’ve enjoyed this spin in our magic blender. Until next time…


“You get Hammered America!” -JFL


About JFL

Joey or JFL as he is known by friends is a culinary trained mixologist from the Heart of Dixie Birmingham, Alabama. From a weekly column in the St. Clair News Aegis to his own experiments online JFL never stops doing work on Tiki and Cocktails. When he's not studying all things spirit, wine, and beer he's pursuing his own odd interests such as cartoons, cheesy old horror movies, horror punk, hair metal, and hockey
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One Response to I Survived the Cowgirl Uprising

  1. Tiare says:

    Brilliant take on the old Missionary 🙂 I want to try it.

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