Recently a neighbor mentioned that his peach tree was overflowing with perfectly ripe fruit and was willing to give away his surplus before they went bad. You better believe that I ran over ASAP and filled a bag with the most delicious peaches and had big plans for them right away. We ate some fresh, froze some for later, and I turned one into this amazing mojito.
After a long day and an epic bedtime battle, I thoroughly enjoyed this peachy keen drink after baby girl was finally asleep. The sweet peach paired perfectly with the lime and fresh mint. And the rum of course. I used a fun cocktail glass but a Mason jar or tall Collins style glass would do the trick too. I’ll typically muddle the fruit, mint, and lime right in the glass but feel free to do it in something else if needed. Turbinado sugar is my favorite to use for mojitos but regular granulated sugar works just fine so long as you stir till it’s dissolved. It’s honestly easy to tweak the recipe depending on what you have on hand (like you can use Sprite instead of club soda) but just make sure to have one of these in hand while peaches are still so fresh, ripe, and juicy!
Peachy Keen Mojito
1.5 oz white rum
1 small peach, skinned and sliced
5 fresh mint leaves (give or take)
Juice of 1 lime
1 tsp sugar (raw turbinado sugar if possible!)
Extra peach, lime, & mint for garnish (optional)
Yield: 1 drink
In a large glass, muddle the peach slices, mint, lime juice, and sugar. Then add the rum and fill the glass with ice. Fill the rest of the glass with club soda and gently stir to combine. Garnish if wanted and enjoy!
Source: Slightly adapted from Cookie and Kate