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The Beach Peach


We just got back from a relaxing vacation on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Our friends own a beautiful oceanfront home in the town of Duck.  It has become our tradition to create a special cocktail to celebrate our friendship and remember the vacation long after our summer days together have come to an end, until next year..

4 large peaches, peeled and cut into chunks

1 cup water

1 cup sugar

a small bunch of mint

1/2 cup blackberries

Dark rum

Club soda

  1. Combine the peaches, water and sugar in a sauce pan and bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and continue until the peaches are tender, about 6-8  minutes

  2. When the peaches have cooled slightly, put in a blender and puree until smooth (this will give you enough puree to make about 8 drinks)

  3. In each glass put a few mint leaves and 2-3 blackberries in the bottom of the glass and crush with a wooden spoon

  4. Add about 1/4 cup of peach puree

  5. Fill the glass with ice

  6. Add the dark rum – 1 1/2  ounces is a shot

  7. Top the glass with soda water, garnish with mint  stir and enjoy


The View


Beautiful peaches in syrup, just before they meet the blender


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