We're all in need of a good quarantine cocktail
I predict that we will all be cocktail masters when we come out of quarantine. Working from home means getting the party started early, right? - It's 5 o'clock somewhere.
This recipe was inspired by my mom. She started making peach puree martinis this summer that are TO DIE FOR. I mean, everything she makes is amazing, but I honestly haven't been much of a peach cocktail fan, so I wasn't sure at first. I know people like a good peach Bellini, but that usually isn't my vibe. Once I tried my mom's peach martini I was converted. I thought - this is going somewhere, I could work with this.
My favorite cocktail of all time is the French 75.
If you haven't tried it, you are missing out. It is a beautiful balance of citrusy, bubbly, goodness. And since it is a staple classic cocktail, there hasn't been a bartender around the world that couldn't easily whip one up. My sister introduced to the French 75, and for that Nicole, I will be forever indebted to you.
So, I got to thinking, what kind of cocktail do I want to be THE #peachweek cocktail. I wanted something bubbly (I have an undying love for a good champagne), and made with gin (still on that gin kick).
A play on the French 75 popped into my mind, and I never looked back.
This wonderfully crisp, peach cocktail, is everything our late summer hearts desire. Perfectly peachy, a little tart and bubbly; this mix of homemade peach & honey syrup with botanical gin and champagne is a match made in heaven!
2 Peaches (peeled, pitted, and diced)
1tsp Vanilla Extract
2oz Peach Syrup
1tsp Lemon Juice
Place diced peaches, honey, water, and vanilla extract in a heavy bottom sauce pan.
On medium high heat, stir ingredients together and bring to a boil
Once boiling, reduce heat to a simmer, and stir occasionally for 30 minutes
Turn off heat, and let steep and cool for another 15 minutes
Strain mixture using a fine mesh strainer
Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month
Use in cocktails, over pancakes, in tea, or on anything
Mix peach syrup, lemon juice, gin, and ice cubes in a cocktail shaker
Shake it like a Polaroid picture (thank you Outkast)
Pour in a champagne flute
Top with your favorite bubbly