Drink: Peach cooler

We made these delicious peach coolers after a trip to the farmer’s market in Fernandina Beach. We bought a bushel of the most delectable peaches and, because it was such a hot day, decided to put them to good use in an icy-cold beverage. Making drinks at home is nice because you can guage how much alcohol you add (or don’t.) For our version, we went easy on the vodka and instead added more soda water -¬†and a generous splash of prosecco, of course.

Peach Cooler
recipe via Bon appetit

2 very ripe peaches, peeled, cut into 1/2″ wedges
6 tablespoons peach liqueur
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup vodka
1 English hothouse cucumber
2 cups chilled Prosecco
1 1/2 cups chilled soda water
12 fresh mint leaves

1. Using a muddler or wooden spoon, mash peaches with liqueur and lemon juice in a large pitcher. Stir in vodka.

2. Cut 1/3 of cucumber lengthwise into 4 spears for garnish. Thinly slice remaining cucumber. Stir Prosecco, soda water, mint, and sliced cucumber into pitcher. Fill glasses with ice. Pour cooler into glasses; garnish with cucumber spear.

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