Sweet home Alabama is home to juicy fresh peaches, perfect for a refreshing Southern Peach Cocktail to quench your thirst on a summer afternoon!
Southern Peach Cocktail Recipe
I am in Alabama for the week enjoying the seaside lifestyle! There’s a lovely bay, a dock, frolicking dolphins – idyllic! Except today it poured rain for a good part of the day so I decided to put my indoor time to good use and whip up a cocktail with some fresh Alabama peaches! Since we are away from home without the
liquor comforts of home, I had to make do with the available ingredients – gin, honey, lemons and mint. That already sounds good, doesn’t it?!
The Southern Peach is for More Than Cobbler!
Sure you *could* eat these peaches or put them in cobbler or on ice cream, but they are also superb in cocktails! AND whenever I have fruity cocktails, I feel like I’m having a fruit serving so essentially, this is a health drink. You’re welcome. Like I said, since we are at a somewhat rustic cabin, I had to improvise with equipment and ingredients but it all turned out just fine!
There’s no blender here unless it’s collecting dust in the attic, so I just chopped and muddled the ingredients before adding the gin and ice.
There isn’t even a corkscrew in this cabin (???????? – I brought my own, don’t worry) so I knew there would be no official muddling but I improvised…
The end result was tasty and refreshing, and the rain cleared up before I finished the cocktail!
I’m not always in the mood for a chunky smash-style cocktail but this Southern Peach Cocktail hit the spot today! I may or may not have talked with a southern drawl the whole time I was making it! Even if you don’t have Alabama peaches, you can give this cocktail a try with fresh peaches near you. Hope you try it, and remember to enjoy responsibly!
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Southern Peach Cocktail
This refreshing gin cocktail is made by muddling fresh peaches, lemon juice, mint and honey together! It's perfect for a relaxing summer afternoon!
- 1/2 large peach, peeled and chopped
- 1 lemon squeezed
- 1 -2 tbsp honey to taste
- 6 - 8 mint leaves, chopped
- 2 oz gin
Put peach, lemon juice, honey and mint in a glass and muddle together well.
Fill glass with ice.
Pour in gin and stir well.
Find a dock or a deck or a couch, sit back, relax and sip this refreshing cocktail!