Welcome, Friday. Even if you are a very gloomy Friday, indeed. While the fact that it’s the end of the week is good enough for me, I hope it’s better weather in your neck of the woods. Not that you can’t enjoy Cocktail Friday from the comfort of your living room, rather than the sunniness of your deck or patio. After all, Dateline is on tonight 🙂 (don’t laugh at me; I really am excited for Dateline).
Since it’s peach season, I figured a peach drink was in order. And what better drink than a margarita? I concocted this drink by myself after realizing that every single peach margarita I could find called for peach schnapps. I just can’t get behind peach schnapps. I mean, a) if I’m using fresh peaches, why on Earth would I want artificial peach flavor in my drink? Doesn’t that kind of defeat the purpose of it being peach season? And b) peach schnapps reminds me of college. It’s really not meant to be drunk on its own. I realize that. But it makes me cringe to think about it. I settled for a little triple sec and honey as a form of sweetener and off we went.
Frozen Peach Margaritas (makes 3-4 margaritas):
Print this recipe!
• 3 peaches peeled and sliced
• 2 T fresh lime juice
• 1 C tequila
• 1/2 C triple sec (orange cointreau)
• 3 T honey
• 3 C ice
Peel and cut your peaches into manageable pieces. If you want, you can stick the peaches in the freezer before you make your drink, but it’s not totally necessary.
Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until your desired consistency is reached.
Pour into glasses that have been sitting in your freezer. You can salt the rim if you want, but I just garnished with a piece of fresh mint.
I honestly don’t think this drink could have been a prettier color. Or had a smoother consistency.
It wasn’t overly sweet and tasted perfectly fresh. While you could, of course, make this drink with frozen peaches, you know there’s really nothing like fresh. And I’m telling you, your grocery store probably has about 20 varieties of peaches right now. Mine does. Go get them.
I also have a mint plant that’s growing at a ridiculously crazy rate. But seriously, it’s kind of awesome. I needed mint and could have either spent $2.50 on a small pack of it or $2.00 on a beautiful mint plant that keeps growing and growing. I’m no fool.
Margaritas are generally better in the sun.
With your loved ones!!
Not only are we watching Dateline tonight (duh), but we’re also hoping to get some wedding related-stuff done. The reason I haven’t been sharing much is because, well, we haven’t done much. Hopefully our wedding website will be done within the next couple weeks…. and we’re well on our way to having our save the dates confirmed. Our wedding isn’t for 11+ months, but we want to get them out early since we have so many out of town guests. We’re going to be sifting through the loads and loads of Boston-area photographers this evening. How does one even choose a photographer?! Well, I do know we’ll be using Snapknot to aid us in our search. Check it out if you’re looking for a wedding photographer too… I know one of the founders 🙂 And if you know of any amazing Boston photographers, please send them in my direction!
In the meantime, I’m sitting with my Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides, and billions of wedding websites 🙂
What are you up to this weekend? And more importantly, what will you be sipping on?