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.

Cocktail of the Week: Bellini

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D and I enjoyed the Mimosas so much last week that we wanted to try another cocktail that had champagne in it. The only other champagne cocktail I know of is a Black Velvet but D didn’t seem keen on mixing champagne with stout beer (I’ll have to work on her.) Out came the bar guide! After vetoing a few more cocktails we found the Bellini. Fresh peaches and champagne?! I don’t see how this could go wrong and we ¬†found the recipe at the perfect time as peach season is about to end! Continue reading “Cocktail of the Week: Bellini”