I am on a tequila kick this summer. I blame having a newborn. My motto for this new little baby is: work smarter, not harder. So far, so good, as the babe is HUGE and sleepy and sweet.
But, that doesn’t mean I’m not exhausted and thirsty. Tequila sounds like the only remedy. Amitrite?!?
So I created this super, flippin’ delicious cocktail with ripe peaches, tasty tequila, and some fresh mint. Absolutely perfect for summertime patio sitting.
And I promise you, the simple syrup is CAKE to make. Don’t let that scare you from not making this hot little number.
Peach Mint Margarita
2 oz Peach Simple Syrup (recipe below)
2 oz silver tequila
1.5 oz Cointreau
1-2 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
3-4 fresh mint leaves
kosher salt for rimming the glass
lime wedge for garnish
Rim glass with lime wedge and dip rim of glass into kosher salt and fill with ice. Then, add 2 ounces of Peach Simple Syrup and silver tequila to glass. Add 1.5 ounces of Cointreau and 1-2 ounces of lime juice (I like mine more sour so I do the 2 ounces). Grab the mint leaves, give them a slap to activate the oils in the leaves, add them to the glass and stir until well mixed. Add lime wedge for garnish and enjoy. Makes 1 margarita.
Peach Simple Syrup
1 cup of water
1 cup of sugar
1 ripe peach, cut into chunks
Add water, sugar and peach chunks to a small saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Turn heat down to a simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and strain the syrup from the peach chunks in a glass container. Let cool completely and store, covered, in the refrigerator.