Sunday, August 24, 2014

Summer Peach and Honeysuckle Cocktail

When I was in elementary school, there was a honeysuckle plant right outside the blacktop fence where we used to play for recess. I remember always reaching over and picking the flowers and sucking on the ends. The floral scent with the sweet flavor was always so satisfying. It was always a challenge to find them (since all the other kids liked them, too), but whenever I managed to get one, it was magical! This cocktail perfectly captures those moments, with a balance of sweet, tangy Georgia peaches.

Two classic Georgia flavors come together in this refreshing, delicious, and pretty cocktail that's perfect for a hot summer day! This week has been extremely hot in Georgia... Some days the highs reached the high 90's (which is actually normal for a Georgia summer...) Luckily, we've had some rain over the past couple weeks, so it hasn't been quite as hot. But with the temperatures rising again, this drink is a MUST! Cathead Honeysuckle Vodka is paired with refreshing peach juice for the perfect balance of sweetness!

Peach and Honeysuckle Cocktail (Makes 8)
3 Cups Peach Juice
3 Cups Tonic Water
4 oz Cathead Honeysuckle Vodka
1 Peach, Sliced

1. In a pitcher, mix peach and vodka together.
2. Add the peach slices to either the glasses or the pitcher. The slices float, so either one will work. If you put them in the pitcher, they pour out with the drink.
3. Fill glasses (or mason jars) with ice.
4. Add the tonic water to the pitcher last. This will go flat, so it's best to do it right before serving so the drink stays fizzy.
5. Pour the drink over the ice and serve immediately.

This simple, elegant drink is sure to wow your guests! I served this at a recent event (post coming soon!). It was a huge hit among all of the guests! If you're unable to get honeysuckle vodka, Southern Comfort is a good alternative. It has a fruitiness to it that will complement the peach well! You can also make a non-alcoholic version without the vodka. Adding a little bit of mint or lavender simple syrup (boil 1:1 ratio sugar and water and drop the mint/lavender after you remove from heat) might add a complexity similar to the honeysuckle.

1 comment:

  1. So delicious!!! I am definitely going to have to make this again. Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

    xo Megan, Lush to Blush

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