When I saw the Peach Margarita on the Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide, an incredibly rich source of original food and drink recipes, I knew I had to try it. Most of you have probably seen this Margarita on Greg’s and Katherine’s blog last week, so at first I didn’t think about posting it. Then I changed my mind. Maybe it is due to the substantial modifications I made to the original recipe, maybe it’s the fact that it is my new favourite peach cocktail or the need to show you what I will be enjoying this weekend, but I simply felt an irresistible urge to present this drink today.
My modifications consisted in skipping the orange juice and substituting peach schnapps with Cointreau liqueur. I simply didn’t have either the first time I made it and then I simply stuck to this version, emptying my Cointreau stock (I have to put a new bottle on my shopping list for the weekend!). Thank you, Katherine and Greg for your inspiring cocktail ideas!
I have a tip for those, who, like me, often make individual cocktail portions: buy yourself a small, baby food mixer. I find its capacity perfect for mixing one long drink.
Preparation: 15 minutes
Ingredients (serves one):
1 big ripe peach
50 ml tequila
30 ml Cointreau (Grand Marnier, Triple Sec or another orange liqueur would give a similar result here)
1/4 of a lime
Put the peach in a mug with boiling water for 5 minutes.
Pour cold water into the mug, wait 1 minute, take out the peach and peel it with your fingers or a knife.
Take out the kernel and put the peach in a blender.
Add the Cointreau and the Tequila.
Squeeze the 1/4 of lime into the blender and mix everything thoroughly with ice or put the ice at the end into your glass.