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:

pegasuslegend said...

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

Tangled Noodle said...

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

Gera @ Sweets Foods Blog said...

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

Cheers,

Gera

Amanda said...

MMMM I could use one of those right now!

3BoysMama said...

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!

Cyndy said...

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

Oh this looks fantastic!

Fallon said...

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

Jara said...

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. :)

jo said...

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

Kathleen said...

This sounds like my kind of cocktail!!!

Jamie said...

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

bellini valli said...

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

Deeba PAB said...

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

Jessie said...

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

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

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!
=:~)

Heavenly Housewife said...

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

Carolyn Jung said...

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

Cookin' Canuck said...

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

pigpigscorner said...

I would love a glass right now!

Lori said...

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.

Diana's Cocina said...

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

Michele O said...

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

baking.serendipity said...

Oh what a perfect summer drink :)

Natalie said...

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

Di said...

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

Patsyk said...

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

Duchess of Fork said...

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

Tasty Eats At Home said...

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!

Kate said...

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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