I love a good summer cocktail, but all too often they are overly sweet. Since I was focusing on peaches this week, I set out to make a peach daiquiri that kept the spotlight on fresh peach flavor. A little playing around lead me to this. I think it's pretty awesome! Make sure your peaches are ripe and that your limes are fresh squeezed. I made a peach infused simple syrup, rather than using sugar as a sweetener. With ripe sweet peaches, a little peach syrup is all that's needed to make this a perfect cocktail for sipping on the porch.
1 ripe peach, peeled and chopped
Juice of 1/2 lime
1 to 1 1/2 oz. rum
2-4 tsp. peach simple syrup
1/2 cup crushed ice
Place all items in blender and blend on high until smooth. Serves 1.
To make peach simple syrup: In a small saucepan, place 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, and 1 diced ripe peach in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer. Stir. Remove from heat. Slightly mash the peaches. Set aside to cool. Strain the peach syrup to remove the peach solids. Use the Peach Simple Syrup in this cocktail.
Leftover syrup can be used to sweeten oatmeal, flavor buttercream frosting, or in pancake batter.
I made a small pitcher of Virgin Peach Daiquiris for my children. They went nuts! I used 4 peaches, 2 tablespoons of simple syrup and 2 cups of crushed ice. I kept the lime amount the same.
I used a gold rum, but you can use white if you prefer.
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