Peach Melba Cocktail


19 May 2023

Dame Nellie Melba was born on this day in 1861. 6 weeks later, The Plough Inn opened on this site.

Dame Nellie's real name: Helen Porter Mitchell. She used the pseudonym MELBA after her hometown of Melbourne.

Around 1892 she was performing at Covent Gardens in London. 

After each performance, she dined at French chef Auguste Escoffier's restaurant. He created 4 dishes in her honour, one of which being Peach Melba. 

Owner & Licensee of The Plough in 1892 was Mary Kerr, who ran the hotel for 7 years.

Peach Melba Cocktail
45 mL Vanilla Vodka
22.5 mL Peach Schnapps
22.5 mL Creme de Cassis
45 mL Cream

Fill cocktail shaker with ice
Add all ingredients
Shake for 20-30 seconds
Strain into Gold Rim martini glass


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