July 08, 2010

Keeping cool with Frosty Peach Mojitos!




The heat has been bringing even more of the beverage making machine in me lately.  I've been drinking a lot of Mango Lassi, Blueberry Smoothies (strawberry too!) and the other evening I decided it was time to make a Peach Mojito.

Not too long ago I was treated to lunch at 1844 house.  The owner/chef, Brian Walker, invited me to join him for a lunch prepared by him and I talked to him about his restaurant run by himself and his wife Jenny.  In the near future I will have a post about their place and their concept of food - which I totally agree with!  If you are in this area, you must go there!  While there, I saw on his drink menu a Peach Mojito.  I mentioned the drink to him because it attracted my attention immediately - I love peach anything and when it comes to booze :it is no exception  -  AND I love Mojitos!


I decided to try my hand at Mojito making with peaches.  It has been on my mind ever since that lunch with Brian.  The weather this week was perfect for making a Frosty Cool Peach Mojito so I set about it, made them last night and tonight, when I wanted to make a Strawberry drink?  Grumpy wanted Peach Mojitos.  So we had them again tonight!.  I hope you will enjoy!


Frosty Cook Peach Mojito
Serves 4 or 2 if you want more than one!  ;)
adapted from myrecipes.com

2 large peaches  coarsely chopped and peeled
1/2  cup  fresh lime juice (about 2 large limes)
1/3  cup  sugar
1/4  cup  packed mint leaves
1  cups  white rum
2  cups  club soda, chilled
Crushed ice
Mint sprigs (optional)

Place peaches in a blender or food processor; process until smooth. Press peach puree through a fine sieve into a bowl; discard solids.

Combine lime juice, sugar, and mint in a large measuring cup; crush juice mixture with a wooden muddler or the back of a long spoon. Set aside for about 20 minutes (this give the sugar time to dissolve). . Stir in club soda and peach juice. Serve over crushed ice. Garnish with mint sprigs, if desired.

29 comments:

  1. I will take 2 pitchers please I just love peach!!!!! yummy

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  2. A frosty, peachy adult beverage? Now that's what I call a perfect summer refreshment!

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  3. I'm in cold winter and still I'm can enjoy it!! Excellent photos also :)

    Cheers,

    Gera

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  4. MMMM I could use one of those right now!

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  5. This looks amazing! If I can keep my mint from dying (yes, I CAN kill it) until we can get decent peaches around here, I'm going to try this!

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  6. OOOH Beautiful. I'll trade you a Pineapple Martini for a Peach Mojito!

    Oh this looks fantastic!

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  7. Yum yum!! Must go down good on those hot nights!!

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  8. This looks like summer in a glass. I wonder if I can do this with some other fruits? apricots maybe? Either way, beautiful photos and simple, refreshing recipe. :)

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  9. over 100 degrees here today..boy do i need one of these:)

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  10. This sounds like my kind of cocktail!!!

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  11. Mmmm this is calling me out to the patio and under the trees. Luscious, refreshing, zingy drink!

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  12. This would be very refreshing on a hot summer day Shelby!!

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  13. Woot woot ... I love this. So cool and so simple! Gotta try this before the peach season disappears!

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  14. the way it's been so hot here lately, I would love to have a glass of that refreshing drink!

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  15. I have a double! With this heat wave the Peach Mojito is right up my alley!

    Another cooling libation treat to chill the sweat on my brow!

    Bon appetit!
    =:~)

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  16. What a beautiful summer drink! There are some great white peaches out right now, I think they would be wonderful in this.
    Have a fab weekend.
    *kisses* HH

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  17. I can never resist a mojito. Adding peach to it makes it that much more irresistible. Ahhh, you will be my downfall yet! ;)

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  18. I can picture myself enjoying one of these on our patio on a hot day.

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  19. I like your idea here. I think I will make some peach daquiris though because I am just too lazy at the moment to pree the epaches through a sieve and squeeze limes. Yeah I know thats pretty bad.

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  20. This could make my day right about now. The perfect summer drink.

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  21. Yum! I love peach too. I have always wanted to go to the 1844 house.

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  22. I absolutely love mojitos and have never tried a peach variation. GREAT summer recipe! :)

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  23. Oh, wow. That sounds fabulous! I definitely need to pick up some extra peaches and some mint when I go shopping this week. =)

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  24. You know... I love mojitos... I should have planted mint this year! This looks like a perfect flavor combination.

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  25. This drink sounds amazing! My husband and I both adore a good mojito. Yum!

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  26. Oh these could be dangerous! I love a good mojito, and I adore peaches. Hmm, I might just have everything to make this at home!

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  27. The 1844 House is a wonderful place to have dinner...the owners Brian and Jenny are so thoughtful and the food is excellent.

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