I went to the Farmers Market last weekend - Saturday and Sunday - I was so excited to be done swim meets and basketball tournaments (I love my kids, I do, but summer gets jam-packed with sports) that I chose both mornings to wander through fresh fruit and veggies and flowers and crafts and stuff at DC's Eastern Market and Takoma Park's Sunday farmers' market. One of the things I got a lot of was peaches because they were everywhere and their sweet scent filled every aisle. My husband had brought me some peaches and I bought some more. Peaches are a funny thing to get a lot of because if you do not eat them soon, they'll get too soft and go bad. But I bought a lot anyway. Too busy to bake them in a pie. What else to do with these?
As luck would have it, I came across a drink recipe for a Peach Basil Whiskey Cocktail. Interesting. But I didn't want to use basil (which I had also bought, along with some mint) and I don't drink whiskey and I don't like club soda. But I liked where this was going. So here's what I came up with.
Peach Mojito CocktailPeach puree
White Rum (Bacardi)
- Blanch peaches (I used 3 which was enough for several drinks), then puree skinned peaches in a blender.
- Muddle mint and agave
- Mix peach puree and rum (to your taste) with wire whisk
- Pour peach puree & rum into glass with mint & agave and ice. Top off with Sprite (to your taste.)
- Find your favorite spot out in the sun & enjoy.
Let me know what you think! Or if you change it up, too!