This week's cocktail was a Peach Blow Fizz. Recipe from here.
1 oz light cream
1/2 tsp powdered sugar
juice of 1/2 lemon
2 oz gin
The recipe called for putting the ingredients in a shaker and pouring it over ice and adding the carbonated water.
The peaches I had were so hard that we decided to throw everything in a blender instead. I quadrupled the recipe and added crushed iced, then poured it over more ice and added the carbonated water.
I didn't think the drink was peach tasting enough -- probably because the peaches weren't quite ripe or perhaps they weren't tasty enough -- so anyway, we added peach schnapps. (about 1 oz).
It was very good and refreshing. Not sure I'd make it again. However, if I were at your house and you were offering these, I'd definitely have one ore two. I might look for another drink with lemon and peach for another cocktail ..
We're taking a break next week We have a Doctor Who movie event to attend but we should be back in two weeks .. I'll post the drink before then, in case you want to join us (in person or by having your own cocktail wednesday). If you ever do join us, please let me know...
This week's drink is the blueberry lemon drop. Recipe from here.
2 ounces blueberry vodka
1 ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice
4-5 fresh, organic blueberries
Lemon wheel or blueberries for garnish
Simple syrup to taste
first I muddled the blueberries in the shaker with the lemon juice. I don't have a muddler so I just mushed up the berries as best I could. Then I added ice and vodka and simple syrup (initially I used half a shot, but increased it to a full shot because I like sweet stuff) and shook until the shaker was too cold.
The problem I have with the shaker method is that I only seem to be able to make 1-2 drinks at a time and there are usually 4-5 of us. (whine, whine, whine).
We used plain vodka because I didn't want to buy yet another vodka, and I thought it turned out really nice.
Anyway, another successful drink, definitely worth having again.
Join us next week for a Peach Blow Fizz, recipe from here.
So I was such a slacker last week that I didn't even get my Cocktail Wednesday post up before the next week. I had never had a Strawberry Daiquiri before. Not sure why. Maybe I was afraid it would be too rummy.