The Beach Peach

IMG_0104

We just got back from a relaxing vacation on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Our friends own a beautiful oceanfront home in the town of Duck.  It has become our tradition to create a special cocktail to celebrate our friendship and remember the vacation long after our summer days together have come to an end, until next year..

4 large peaches, peeled and cut into chunks

1 cup water

1 cup sugar

a small bunch of mint

1/2 cup blackberries

Dark rum

Club soda

  • Combine the peaches, water and sugar in a sauce pan and bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and continue until the peaches are tender, about 6-8  minutes
  • When the peaches have cooled slightly, put in a blender and puree until smooth (this will give you enough puree to make about 8 drinks)
  • In each glass put a few mint leaves and 2-3 blackberries in the bottom of the glass and crush with a wooden spoon
  • Add about 1/4 cup of peach puree
  • Fill the glass with ice
  • Add the dark rum – 1 1/2  ounces is a shot
  • Top the glass with soda water, garnish with mint  stir and enjoy

IMG_0082

The View

IMG_0087

Beautiful peaches in syrup, just before they meet the blender

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Recipes and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s