Spring is in the air. You know what that means– Fresh herbs, great market produce, festivals full of unique food items from every fruit you could imagine. Soon enough, one of my all-time favorite will be dropping from their trees– Peaches!
My take on the best way to use up some of those frozen peaches and bring in the new season with a boozy bang.
Sweet and citrus peach packed daiquiris with a touch of lime and the sharp success of basil — Frozen Peach Basil Daiquiris.
During this past fall, I made a super-simple rich simple peach syrup (that’s a lot of simples, y’all…). Side note… I almost blew up my entire house while making this stuff. Worth a read, if you’re into laughing at someone else’s expense. (Which I’m sure you are.)
I decided to take the peach inclusion to a whole new level. Daiquiris scream freedom and fun. Rough day at work? Daiquiri. Good dinner with friends? Daiquiri. Enjoyed the first daiquiri? Second daiquiri. It just sorta works for everything. We’re going to use a double peach cocktail– Frozen peaches, peach syrup and fresh basil that has just popped up in that herb garden that I know you planted this year. (Seriously. Find a bucket or something and get to it.)
The frozen peaches really help with the final pizazz of this cold cocktail. Alternatively, you could use fresh peaches and some *ghasp* ice. But, the way I see it, why water it down?? Just freeze some slices for a bit.
Fresh and simple. That is what always makes the best drinks. [And a good blender. That too.]
I’m a strong believer that if you are going to call something a peach daiquiri, it should be packed to the rim with peaches. Real peaches. I think we pretty well accomplish that in this recipe. Peach syrup, peach slices. The only thing I can think of that might be better would be to infuse the liquor with peaches as well. Hmmmm…. Later, perhaps. *runs to setup makeshift still*
Here you have it. One of the most perfect spring/summer patio party drinks. You might as well go out and buy one of those little machines that spins frozen drinks around for your next party. The ones that have that little viewing window in the front to taunt you with it’s deliciously sweet guzzleable gift inside. (Yes. That’s a word…. now.)
A perfectly balanced, refreshing sip for the season. Enjoy, y’all!
- ½ cup Peach Simple Syrup
- 2 cups (about 250g) frozen peaches
- 1 cup basil leaves, fresh
- 1 and ½ cups light rum
- 1 tablespoon lime juice, freshly squeezed
- basil and lime, to finish/decorate glass
- In a good blender, add frozen peaches, simple syrup, rum, lime juice and HALF of the basil.
- Blend until smooth.
- Add remaining basil and pulse until broken up. I like to leave this half in some larger pieces for texture and appearance sake.
- Serve cold and enjoy!
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What’s your favorite first Spring / Summer frozen cocktail pick?
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