Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Peach Lemonade Cocktail

Fourth of July is almost here my friends! One of my favorite holidays. We get to celebrate our country's freedom and independence with awesome food, great company, and magnificent fireworks. The food at parties or get togethers usually consist of cakes with american flag frosting, pie or BBQ food like burgers, hot dogs, and corn on the cob. Drinks come in the form of cheap beer, lemonade, or cocktails. Everyone likes a good ol' American BBQ! So this year instead of making a traditional 4th of July cake or pie (which I would normally do just because I love baking so much) I decided to branch out and make a cocktail! I'm not a huge drinker, I have an occasional drink when I go out to dinner. But I found this recipe called Roasted Peach Lemonade and the name caught my eye and it sounded so great, I decided to try it! I modified it, added a couple ingredients and boom, it was a refreshing and fruity cocktail. Of course you can leave the alcohol out and just have it be a lemonade mocktail and it tastes wonderful!
I hope ya'll have an amazing day celebrating our independence with your friends and family!

Cheers!
xoxo






Peach Lemonade Cocktail 

Makes 2 12oz glasses

INGREDIENTS:


  • 4 Medium ripe peaches, pitted and sliced in half
  • 1-2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • About 3 cups fresh lemonade
  • 1 cup San Pellegrino sparkling mineral water
  • 1 shot of  your favorite non flavored vodka (optional)
  • Lemon wheel for garnish (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

2. Place the peaches skin side down in a glass baking dish ( not oiled or anything) and sprinkle the tops with sugar. Roast (aka bake) the peaches for about 25 minutes or until the tops of the peaches are juicy and the skins are able to be easily peeled off.

3.Wait for the peaches to cool a bit. Remove the outside of the peach skins and throw away. Drop the roasted peaches into a blender. 

4. Pour in enough lemonade to cover the top of the peaches in the blender. Puree the peaches completely, until the liquid is a little frothy and foamy.

5. Pour the mixture into a pitcher. Add the lemonade, San Pellegrino, and the shot of vodka (or not). Stir.

6.  Chill. Be sure to stir up the lemonade before serving.

7. Drink up and enjoy!


Recipe inspired by: www.thenaptimechef.com






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