I love the name of this cocktail, though I don't know that it's particularly well suited to the drink itself. "Wild Ruffian" conjures some sort of grain alcohol-based knee-buckler made with, I don't know... root vegetables and tree bark, maybe?
The reality is an altogether classy libation of cognac, peach preserves, and mint. Almost like a mint julep. It's less "Wild Ruffian" than it is "Waggish Popinjay."
But that's a stupid name, and this is an excellent cocktail, and I'm not really sure where I'm going with this so I'll just stop here and say you could certainly find worse ways to spend your Friday evening than with a few Wild Ruffians in hand.
Recipe after the jump.