"Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education." ~Mark Twain
During a hot weekend like this one, it is important to stay hydrated by drinking lots of water. Once evening falls, however, I like to stay hydrated by sipping a cold refreshing adult beverage. Though wine is generally my (adult) beverage of choice, it's always fun to try something new.
I found a recipe for Peach Mojitos in an old issue of Cooking Light and decided to give it a try. The verdict? Yum! This is a great summer drink. It does take a bit of work to manipulate the peaches, so if you are short on time (or energy) you can use frozen ones.
- 3 cups peeled, coarsely chopped ripe peaches
- 1 cup fresh lime juice
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup packed mint leaves
- 2 cups rum
- 4 cups cold club soda
- Crushed ice
- Mint sprigs (optional - for garnish)
- Place peaches in a food processor (or blender) and process until smooth.
- Press peach puree through a strainer into a bowl and discard solids.
- Combine lime juice, sugar and mint in a large pitcher.
- Crush juice mixture with the back of a long spoon (this releases the oils in the mint).
- Add peach puree and rum to pitcher, stirring until sugar dissolves.
- Stir in club soda and serve over crushed ice.
- Garnish with mint sprigs.
Enjoy and stay cool!