Last week my focus was on margaritas and all things Cinco de Mayo. This week, my focus shifts a bit to start thinking about some summer sips….with a bit of a kick that are perfect for pulling out when you have company. After all, our weekend weather is perfect for porch sipping lately! This Summertime Spiked Peach Tea is a slight variation from the Tipsy Peach Tea in my new cookbook.
In the cookbook, I used vodka hence the word “tipsy” in the title. It’s not your average sweet tea and if you don’t watch it, you’ll be tipsy trying to walk home. Had I KNOWN about this Alize Peach vodka and how delicious it is, I would’ve used it instead. It’s the same amount of alcohol, just more added peach flavor. So incredibly good and it adds just enough of a kick to your sweet tea.
The Alizé Peach is a succulent infusion of ripe, luscious peaches delicately blended with premium French vodka. It can be savored on the rocks, in a stylish, colorful cocktail or added to your sweet tea + lemonade for a fruit flavored punch.
- 3 large tea bags for iced tea
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 8 fresh mint sprigs
- 4 cups lemonade made from frozen concentrate
- 1/2 cup Alize Peach vodka
- Ice cubes
- 1 peach, sliced- for garnish
- Let the tea bags steep in 3 cups of boiling water for about 5-7 minutes. Remove and let cool. Carefully discard tea bags.
- Place mint sprigs in a large pitcher; mash with a muddler or handle of a wooden spoon until slightly bruised. Pour in tea, lemonade, and vodka. Chill in refrigerator before serving.
- Fill 8 highball glasses (or mason jars) with ice. Pour tea among glasses. Garnish with peach slices and an additional sprig of mint.
It’s not quite peach season down here so I had to make 3 different trips to locate some peaches, therefore, they’re not the prettiest. A quick google search proved to me that it’s the beginning of their season and I should wait just a bit longer for my garnishes.
Luckily, this cocktail recipe is good to go when the peaches are more abundant and I can give them some time to ripen.
And can we talk for a moment about the mint? I’m adding it to EVERYTHING lately because of all the plants that I can’t nurture and keep alive, mint is not one of them. I received a raised herb garden for my birthday (in February) and let me tell you, the mint and basil is going CRAZY. If you’ve read the book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo you know that she instructs you to speak lovingly to your possessions that bring you joy. For example, as you put away your shoes for the day you should thank them for their service, for getting you where you needed to go and keeping your feet protected. If your jacket kept you warm, thank it for doing so and keeping you cozy. Anyway, I’ve been thanking my mint as I cut off the amount that I need for recipes. True story.
“Thank you mint for courageously growing in your garden home. You are saving me a fortune and make my recipes delicious and my cocktails gorgeous. You make me feel like I can grow anything.”
I’m convinced it’s why it’s growing out of control. Positive affirmation works wonders!
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This post was sponsored on behalf of Alizé Peach. All opinions are my own.