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

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

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

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

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!

    Heather @ Find That Warm Fuzzy Feeling

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