sweet summer

August 5th, 2011

Can you believe it’s August already? Yikes! Luckily this hot and humid month brings boatloads of peaches, which I have been thoroughly enjoying. I’ve been adding them to tacos, salsas, desserts and of course, cocktails. They’re kind of perfect for cocktails, especially right now when they’re perfectly ripe—sweetly scented and tender to the touch. With this little number, I paired the peach with a little ginger liqueur, which enhances the sweet summery flavor of the peach. It actually makes me thankful for August.

Cheers! To peaches, looking on the bright side and the weekend!

sweet summer
makes 1 cocktail

1 small peach, sliced
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz demerara syrup or simple syrup
2 oz gin, like hendrick’s
1 oz domaine de canton ginger liqueur

Muddle the peach—reserving 1 slice for garnish—along with the lime juice in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.
Add the syrup, gin and domain de canton and fill the shaker with ice.
Shake for 10 seconds then strain into a cocktail glass. If you don’t like fruit bits, you may want to double strain it using a mini strainer.
Garnish with a peach slice and enjoy!

Comments: 3 Total

  1. Kimberley

    August 5, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Totally with you on their place in a cocktail. Perfection.

  2. Jennifer

    August 5, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Fresh peaches make me weak in the knees. I can only imagine how lovely this would be….

  3. Gretchen @ flowercityfoodie.com

    August 5, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    I love the whole feel of this post–the upbeat attitude, delicious drink, and passion for peaches!

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