This recipe is featured in our July 2014 Food +Entertaining Article, Celebrate the 4th with Summer Cocktails!
Just PeachyCourse: Drinks
4 large peaches, pits removed, halved
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons lime juice
3 ounces vodka
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons rosemary simple syrup (see recipe below)
1 cup lemon-lime soda or soda water
4 slices of peaches, for garnish
2 rosemary sprigs, for garnish
- Using a food processor, pureé the halved peaches, sugar and lime juice. Pour the contents through a fine sieve over a bowl to catch the nectar. Using the back of a spoon, push through all the nectar you can and toss the bits that don’t make it through. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add in vodka, lime juice, honey, rosemary simple syrup, and 4 tablespoons peach nectar. Shake until blended. Strain into two cocktail glasses filled with ice. Top with soda and a splash of water. Garnish each with two peach slices and a rosemary sprig.
- For rosemary simple syrup, combine 2 cups of water, 2 cups of sugar, 3 tablespoons corn syrup and ¼ cup rosemary leaves in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and rest for 20 minutes. Strain into a glass and refrigerate until chilled.
- Recipe from Squeeze on Site