Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend and got enjoy the sunshine. Today, I'm sharing with you a drink that I just made up because peaches are finally nice and ripe in the grocery stores and I love to add them to anything and everything in the summer.
This drink is a great combination of bubbles, fruity flavours and just the right amount of liquor. It's refreshing and easy to drink, making it the perfect summer drink, especially for this upcoming week in the heat.
Serves: 4 drinks
Prep time: 20 min
2 ripe yellow peaches, peeled and diced
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 tsp cinnamon (optional)
4 oz peach liquor
1 cup Prosecco (see notes)
Additional peaches for garnish
If making your own peach nectar, add the first 4 ingredients into a medium saucepan and bring to medium heat. Let boil and then simmer until peaches are somewhat soft (10 min). If using store-bought peach nectar or peach juice, skip this step.
Let the peaches cool, then place in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
In 4 glasses, place ice cubes and 1 oz of peach liquor into each. Then, scoop 1-2tbsp of peach nectar into each.
Slowly fill the rest of the glass with Prosecco, approximately 1/4 cup each. Garnish with a sliced peach and enjoy!
If you have never had Prosecco, I'll tell you what, you're missing out. If you like bubbles and drink alcohol, you have to get on the band wagon. It's easy to drink, and I'll be honest, it hits you pretty quick considering that half of it is bubbles.
Prosecco is not the same as champagne; however, it can be and is used to celebrate like champagne. The difference between the two is that, first of all, they come from different types of grapes and originate in different countries. Champagne has more atmospheres of pressure (about double) than that of Prosecco. The wine making process is also more intensive for champaign than for Prosecco. For that reason, a good bottle of champagne will usually be from $30-40 but you can find a good bottle of Prosecco for $15-20.
Considering that Prosecco is more bubbly, it makes for the perfect cocktail ingredient by adding just a little more texture and consistency as well as a mild fruity flavour. Prosecco goes well with asian food, cured meats like prosciutto, or fruit - a perfect pairing for peaches!
Thanks for checking out this recipe! I hope you get to try this out and learned a little something about wine. I love learning these little tips and sharing them for other wine lovers. If you're interesting in more, please let me know! I'd love to feature more wine recipes or pairings with recipes if anyone is interested.
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