Cocktail of the Week: Peach, Ginger, and Bourbon Frozen Cocktail


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Fourth of July weekend was a scorcher! We decided to ditch the central valley and head someplace cooler: Santa Cruz. Where, I might add, we had a great time relaxing, enjoying the beach, running trails, watching the illegal fireworks, etc., etc. It was great! To cap it all off we picked up some fresh fruit and ginger and whipped up this frozen cocktail. I was a little leery about mixing peaches and ginger at first, but…

The ingredients, sans ginger

The ingredients, sans ginger

Peach, Ginger, and Bourbon Frozen Cocktail

  • 3/4 cup frozen peaches
  • 1/2 tbsp. finely grated peeled ginger
  • 2 oz. bourbon
  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup ice

Place all ingredients into a blender and pulse. Stop when the texture looks too thick when poured into a Collins glass. Garnish with rosemary sprig if desired.

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I’m glad I took the plunge and made this! Ginger and Peach work great together, the garnish complements the drink nicely as well. I’m thinking next time I make it I’ll squeeze some rosemary oil into the drink. Cool, crisp, clean. This was the perfect way to cool down after a hot 4th of July weekend.

Let’s Play the Secret of Monkey Island, Part 6

The Governor’s Mansion

Okay, all we have to do is steal the idol of many hands from here and show it to the important pirates and we’ll be a third of our way to Piratedom! Piratedom is a word, right? Who cares! Pirates don’t care about that sort of thing!

What first? Hanging out here in the foyer probably isn’t the best idea… Let’s duck through that door:


That’s not good… We can salvage this though! Continue reading