Is there anything better than a Jersey peach? Peaches reach their prime in the New Jersey area beginning in mid-July and extending through late August. This refreshing cocktail combines this peak seasonal fruit with fresh-squeezed juices for the perfect summer drink.
- 2.5 oz tequila
- 2 oz fresh grapefruit juice
- 2 oz fresh peach puree
- 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
- 1/2 oz simple syrup
- Splash of sparkling water
- Peach slices for garnish
- Mint for garnish
Optional Rim: Tajin chili-lime seasoning
Rim a glass with the Tajin seasoning (optional) and fill it with ice; set aside. Add ice to a cocktail shaker. Add the tequila, grapefruit juice, peach puree, lemon juice, lime juice and simple syrup and shake for 30 seconds. Pour into the glass with ice and top with a splash of sparkling water. Stir to combine and garnish with fresh peach slices and mint.
Good to Know
To make the peach puree, slice one fresh peach and combine it with 1/2 cup of water and one teaspoon of sugar and bring it to a boil. Allow to cool, then blend until smooth.
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Find this and more in the August issue of Ocean City Magazine