nectarine + mint cocktail

September 9th, 2011

Well, it’s been a difficult week for me, but the hard one’s make the good ones even better, right? Before I get into the tasty little number you’re looking at up there, I wanted to say thank you to everyone who left a comment on the post about my mom. Your kind words really did make me feel better.

Weather-wise, this week has really felt like summer is slipping away—rain, thunderstorms, and cool temperatures. While I find myself wanting to pick up apples and pears, I know I’ll have plenty of time to use them in the Fall. So this week, I used what I imagine to be the last of the summer fruits, nectarines. I whipped up a mixture of nectarine, mint, sugar and rum and it’s like summer in a glass. So if you’re on the east coast, just close your eyes and take a sip—and if you’re on the west coast and hotter than hell, it’ll at least cool you off.

Cheers! To the last weeks of summer, being strong and to friends.

nectarine + mint cocktail
makes 1

3 slices of nectarine
5 mint leaves
1 Tablespoon sugar
1/2 ounce lime
2 ounces light rum

1
In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, muddle the nectarine slices, mint leaves, sugar and lime until it’s super juicy.

2
Meanwhile, fill a short glass with ice, preferably tiny cubes.

3
Fill the cocktail shaker with ice and shake for about 15 seconds, shaking nice and hard to muddle the fruit even more.

4
Straining the ice only, pour the cocktail into the glass filled with ice. Enjoy!

Comments: 7 Total

  1. Jennifer

    September 9, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Is it 5 o’clock yet?

  2. Anna

    September 9, 2011 at 9:16 am

    That sounds amazing! I hope I’ll get a chance to make one this weekend.

  3. Alexis

    September 9, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Love all of the cocktails you post! Such great flavor ideas

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  5. Heather

    September 20, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    This flavor combination sounds refreshingly satisfying!

    Cheers!
    Heather @ Find That Warm Fuzzy Feeling

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