My friends Dave and Laura just returned from a vacation through the Southeast states. They very kindly brought me back some luscious Georgia peaches.
I considered peach pie and peach ice cream, but I decided instead to start with a cocktail.
This white wine cocktail with pureed peaches and a hint of ginger is a delicious accompaniment to summer grilling. Of course, we didn’t save it for the food. We drank it while we grilled.
Peachy Keen Wine Cocktail
Serves 6 to 8
2 peaches, peeled, pitted, and coarsely chopped
1/4 cup orange liqueur
3 to 4 Tbsp ginger syrup
1 bottle white wine (750 mL)
club soda or seltzer
mint and peach slices, garnish
In a blender or food processor, puree peaches with orange liqueur and ginger syrup. Pour the peach puree into a pitcher. Add the bottle of white wine. Stir gently.
Serve in ice-filled glasses with a splash of club soda. Garnish with mint and thin slices of peach.