Summertime is so plentiful with fresh produce that I feel compelled to take this opportunity to make as many things that require fresh fruits or vegetables. Although that motivated me to make this drink, I used frozen peaches instead of fresh this time. Still, can’t you just taste the peach when you see the name of this one? Now, of course, there are a few variations of this drink. The photo I saw of this particular version was a delightful and refreshing-looking slush-type concoction – perfect for cooling down at the end of a hot summer day. You can find the original recipe here at Food.com.
Ingredients: 2 oz vodka, 1 oz peach liqueur (I had schnapps on hand), 1/2 cup fresh or frozen peaches (it was a hot day, I used frozen to help keep the drink slushy), 1/2 cup crushed ice, 1/4 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
Put the vodka, peach liqueur, peaches and ice into a blender and blend until smooth. Add the raspberries and, “blend briefly, until berries are broken but not completely blended in.” Apparently, you are going for a swirl-type effect. Pour into two balloon or coupe glasses and garnish with a peach, raspberries, or mint sprig if desired.
First off, I opted to add more than 1/2 cup of frozen peaches – figured it would make it more “healthy”. Ha! I could have skipped the raspberries. They didn’t add any flavor to the drink, which was fine because I was yearning for a peachy flavored drink. I was indifferent about the fact that they changed the color a bit. However, I did not care much for the fact that the seeds altered the texture of the drink – sorry, I don’t enjoy raspberry seeds getting stuck on my teeth while sipping a drink. Though I might have over-mixed the berries…still…I won’t add them next time. It does help to have a good blender when making frozen drinks, though I feel like I am still trying to master my mighty Vitamix. But, the results were very pleasing – I enjoyed this cool, peachy drink quite a bit. Think of it as an adult fruit slush. Cheers!