This is one of the first cocktails created for Mountain Brook, AL’s restaurant Ollie Irene, and is an adult twist on the Southern custom of throwing a few salted peanuts into a Coke bottle and allowing it to marinate until the last sip. It’s simple to put together – just combine Jack Daniels, Coke, and peanut orgeat (an old fashioned peanut syrup).
Place the peanuts in a food processor and process.
Place the sugar and water in a sauce pan over medium hit and stir constantly until the sugar dissolves. Allow the mixture to boil, stirring constantly, until it becomes a simple syrup, about 3 minutes. Add the peanuts to the simple syrup, continue stirring, and lower the heat and bring the mixture to a simmer. Keep stirring while slowly bringing up the heat to a boil.
Once it begins to boil, remove the mixture from the heat and cover. Steep the mixture for 6 hours.
Strain the mixture in a few layers of cheesecloth, discarding the peanuts, and allow it to sit overnight. Mix the orange flower water and brandy into the peanut syrup.
Fill a rocks glass with ice. Add the Jack Daniels and peanut orgeat. Stir. Top off with coke and garnish with roasted peanuts.