Peach & Rosemary Fizz | sweetpeasandsaffron.com

A delicious peach & rosemary cocktail with mocktail option.

TGIF.

I don’t think I’ve ever meant it like I mean it today…what a long week!  Luckily, it’s a long week-end.

I am excited to have a low-key long week-end.  Our plans include breakfast at Cora’s (I’ve been craving some raspberry crepes), shopping for some baby stuff (the nursery is sort of starting to come together), a picnic (pleeeease weather, cooperate!), and some mandatory puttering in the kitchen.

So, to kick off this long week-end, here’s a happy hour cocktail!

Peach & Rosemary Fizz | sweetpeasandsaffron.com

This happy hour cocktail was actually plan B.

Plan A, which involved watermelon and cilantro, did not turn out as planned.  Lucky for me, I had some extremely ripe peaches lying around (left over from my Peach and Brown Sugar Scones with White Chocolate and Peach Crisp with a Gingersnap Crumble Topping), an excellent crop of fresh rosemary growing in my garden, and good old Martha came to the rescue!

This recipe is based off her Peach and Rosemary Spritzers…with my own adjustments.

Peach & Rosemary Fizz | sweetpeasandsaffron.com

Peach & Rosemary Fizz | sweetpeasandsaffron.com

I was so pleasantly surprised with how this turned out.

The peaches add some summery peachiness, but without being overly sweet.  The rosemary goes perfectly with the peaches, and adds such a refreshing note to the drink.

For those of you who’d like to add alcohol, I recommend adding a shot of gin.  My professional taste-tester (aka: Ben) was quite fond of this combination (I myself won’t be able to taste-test alcoholic happy hour drinks for a few more months).  We recommend upping the peach simple syrup by at least a tablespoon.

Peach & Rosemary Fizz | sweetpeasandsaffron.com

Cheers and have a great week-end!

Peach and Rosemary Fizz
 
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A refreshing summer cocktail that is a perfect way to use up those over-ripe peaches.
Recipe type: Beverage
Serves: 4
Ingredients
Simple Syrup
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 ripe peaches (peeled, pits removed and cut into 1 inch peices)
  • 3 sprigs rosemary
Spritzers
  • 3 tbsp simple syrup
  • soda water
Instructions
Simple Syrup:
  1. Combine sugar and water in a small pot. Bring to a boil, stirring continuously to dissolve sugar. Once sugar dissolves, add peaches and rosemary. Simmer for 5 minutes, remove rosemary, and allow to cool. Strain off peaches, pressing against strainer to drain all possible liquids.
Spritzers
  1. Add 3 tbsp of peach simple syrup to a glass filled with ice. Top with club soda.
Notes
To make an alcoholic version, add a shot of gin and adjust the peach simple syrup to taste (about one extra tablespoon).

Adapted from Martha

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