Just Peachy Cocktail

Armed with one eye catching bar cart, it’s time to talk about what you’ll be mixing up off it!

Whether you’re getting fancy for some festivities you’re hosting, or if it’s just you alone on a hot night after a long day, you should always be ready with a doozey of a cocktail. I’ve got just the ticket for summer too.

Title Peach-Blueberry Cocktail - A Dash of Sparkle

This little peach number is a perfect blend of summer freshness. (An added bonus is that you can omit the alcohol and be left with a delicious spritzer.)

It all starts with a peach-infused simple syrup that you’ll want to have gallon of on-hand all summer once you taste your first sip (I hear it’s great for iced teas).

Peaches and Mint - A Dash of Sparkle

Peach Simple Syrup

Ingredients:

1 cup Water

1 cup Sugar

2 Peaches, peeled, pitted and chopped

Syrup Ingredients - A Dash of Sparkle

Directions:

Combine everything in a medium saucepan, stir and bring to a boil.

Cup Full of Sugar - A Dash of Sparkle

Fruit Pot - A Dash of Sparkle

Reduce the heat and let the mixture slowly bubble away at a simmer until the sugar is all completely dissolved.

Remove from the heat and let cool down for about a half hour (The peaches really meld with the sugary water at this point and thickens up). Then just strain the peaches from the syrup and store your syrup in a glass bottle in the fridge until you’re ready to use.

You should get about a cup and a half of syrup (if you manage not to drink half of it from the start).

Peach Syrup - A Dash of Sparkle

From there it’s gets a bit more wild…

Just Peachy [& Blueberry] Cocktail

(Makes 1 glass)

Ingredients:

4 leaves fresh mint (plus a sprig for garnish)

4-8 (small handful) fresh blueberries

1/2 cup soda

2 ounces of peach simple syrup (recipe above)

2 ounces white rum

Just Peach Cocktail Ingredients - A Dash of Sparkle

Directions:

Muddle the fresh mint leaves and few blueberries in the bottom of your glass.

Mint Muddle - A Dash of Sparkle

Add your soda, peach simple syrup and white rum.

Add Syrup - A Dash of Sparkle

Rum Cocktail - A Dash of Sparkle

Give it a little stir with a straw or long spoon and drop a few more whole blueberries in.

Add Blueberries - A Dash of Sparkle

Top with a sprig of mint.

Mint Top - A Dash of Sparkle

Pause to appreciate it’s beauty. Taste Drink!

Peach Cocktail - A Dash of Sparkle

Repeat if necessary (or if you’ve just got a few relaxing hours to kick back).

Cockatil - A Dash of Sparkle

Good ol’ Blue Eyes said it best…

β€œAlcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.” ~ Frank Sinatra

Excuse me while I go love my peachy enemy new friend.

5 thoughts on “Just Peachy Cocktail

  1. SG

    This looks SO delicous!!! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Shannon @ A Dash of Sparkle

      You know what they say… #its5oclocksomewhere

      Reply

  2. Lauren

    Yum! I didn’t realize making your own simple syrup was so easy. I’ll have to pin this recipe for later.

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    1. Shannon @ A Dash of Sparkle

      Right? Just think of all the fruity possibilities!

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  3. OutdoorsyDiva

    This sounds divine. I didn’t know making your own simple syrup was so easy. Pinning for later!

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