A peach cocktail recipe inspired by Georgia and South Carolina ingredients.
By Hope S. Philbrick
Quite possibly, the most anticipated package delivered to our house each year is the annual gift of peaches from Titan Farms in Ridge Spring, South Carolina. The peaches are juicy, sweet-tart, freestone and simply great.
With 20 peaches to consume, I can experiment with various recipes including creative cocktails.
For cocktail recipe inspiration this year, I looked to my recent visit to Augusta, Georgia where I was introduced to Fruitland Augusta Georgia Peach Vodka. Since Georgia and South Carolina are friendly border states sharing the Lowcountry, I decided to play around with marrying these two ingredients together in a glass.
The tasty result is a refreshing summertime quaffer, a peach cocktail that celebrates one fruit from two states.
To make the simple syrup…
In a medium saucepan combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil, stirring, until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat. Allow to cool. Refrigerate until ready to use.
@21plusTravel Tip: Add 1 teaspoon vodka to the mix once its cooled to extend its shelf life in the refrigerator by several weeks.
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