I look forward to peach season every year and it is definitely in full swing. I add peaches to everything, desserts, salads, oatmeal, smoothies and of course, cocktails.
There’s nothing more refreshing than a fruit-flavored drink in the summertime, so let’s celebrate with this Sweet Georgia Peach cocktail. It only has 5 ingredients and legit tastes like peach pie. It’s a little sweet, a little tart and oh so flavorful.
This drink has a peach puree as the base and is mixed with ginger beer, rum, lime juice and cinnamon simple syrup. Whether you’re serving yourself or a crowd, this cocktail is sure to please!
Here’s how to make peach puree! It’s quick and simple to whip up with a blender or food processor and all you need are 2 ripe peaches and about 10 minutes.
Here are the steps:
Peel the peaches (fresh peaches only). The easiest way to peal a peach is to dunk them in boiling water for 45 seconds! Remove them to an ice bath, and then the skin peels right off. You don’t even need a knife or vegetable peeler.
Remove the pits. Obviously! You can easily remove them by hand by cutting each peach in half.
Blend in a food processor or blender. Blend until a smooth puree forms. Done!
The flavor of peach puree is best when you use fresh, ripe peaches, but if peaches are not in season, you can use peach nectar instead. The puree, obviously, will be thicker, but the nectar will provide the peachy flavor you need for this drink. You can also use frozen peaches, just make sure to thaw them before blending. If you want to thaw them quickly, just run them under warm water. The conversion ratio is ¾ pound of frozen peaches is equal to 2 fresh peaches.
Once you make the peach puree, measure out all the ingredients and pour into a glass. Stir all ingredients together, and top with ice. Garnish with a peach slice, lime slice and flower.
If you want to make these beauties for a larger crowd, here are some tips and tricks to help you out:
The cinnamon-infused simple syrup and the peach puree can be made well in advance of your gathering.
While I like to mix each drink individually, you could very easily turn this into a pitcher drink. Double, triple, quadruple the recipe to your heart’s desire.
Instead of using ice cubes, use frozen peach slices instead, they will keep the drinks cool without diluted them.
If you want the flavor without the liquor, this drink can easily be made into a mocktail by just leaving out the rum.
Now who’s ready to mix up some of this goodness while peaches are still in season?!
Start a medium saucepan of water to boil. Once boiling, place the peaches into the boiling water for 45 seconds. Remove the peaches with a slotted spoon and place them in a large bowl of ice water. After about a minute or so when the peaches are cool enough to handle, use a paring knife to make a small cut to puncture the skin. Then use your fingers to pull off the skin in sheets.
Slice each peach in half and use your fingers to pull out the pits.
Puree the peaches in a food processor or blender until a smooth puree forms.
Measure out the peach puree, ginger beer, vodka, lime juice and cinnamon simple syrup and pour into a glass.
Use a spoon to stir up the ingredients.
Top with ice and garnish with a peach slice, lime slice and flower. Enjoy immediately.
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