Grab the margarita glasses and celebrate warm summer evenings with a pitcher of these Peach Margaritas! Cheers!
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So why did I mention what we had packed in the car on the way down? That’s because we had a lot more packed in the car for the return trip north. Like 38 bottles of wine and liquor more. The Long Island Curling Club is raising money for a dedicated facility (right now they share ice with a local hockey club), and they hosted a raffle to help raise money. I figured I’d help the cause, so I bought several tickets. Turns out I won the grand prize – a wheelbarrow (yes, a wheelbarrow) full of wine and liquor! Packing the car was a bit of a challenge to say the least. A good challenge to have, but a challenge nonetheless. (The wheelbarrow got donated to one of the Long Island Curling Club members…)
Back home, Laura and I decided to host a huge backyard party as a way to spread the fortune to our friends. We put some beef flanken ribs on the grill, and proceeded to open several of the bottles. Wine is always an easy one for parties, but liquor is different. What sort of mixers do you put out? If you just put the bottle out, it’s unlikely that folks will just pick it up and start drinking. (Well, there’s always that guy…)
Laura and I brainstormed some ideas, and we settled on a couple of “signature” cocktails. By signature, I mean cocktail ideas where we made sure to have the other mixers/ingredients out on the table, too. Since we’re still enjoying summer fruit season, I decided to whip up a batch or two of Peach Margaritas. Laura and I love a good margarita, and we typically go towards the spicy end of things with these Jalapeno Margaritas. However, this time we went sweet with a pitcher of Peach Margaritas. Yum!
One of the cool things about these Peach Margaritas is you can use fresh or frozen peaches. In fact, frozen peaches are preferred since you’ll be blending ’em up into a frozen margarita. (If using fresh peaches, just slice ’em + freeze ’em for a few hours first.) I did keep a bit of lime juice in these margaritas to add a citrus bite. For me, a margarita needs to have a good punch of lime, and these ended up being a huge hit at the party. Let’s be real, though. Folks tend to like free liquor!
I served these Peach Margaritas in traditional margarita glasses garnished with slices of fresh peach and lime. However, before pouring the mixture into the glasses, I dipped the rims of the glasses in either salt or sugar. For the Jalapeno Margaritas, I’ll always go with a salted rim, but here I preferred the sugar rim. Either way, these Peach Margaritas are a fun way to enjoy a hot summer afternoon in the backyard. We only have a few weeks of summer left, so get out there and soak in those rays! Cheers, my friends!
Did you make a batch of these Peach Margaritas at home? Leave a comment. Or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog)!
Looking for other fun summer cocktail ideas? Check out these other recipes, too:
- Using a blender, add frozen peaches, tequila, triple sec, lime juice, agave and ice; blend until smooth.
- Dip rims of glasses in water and then into a shallow bowl of either salt or sugar.
- Pour margarita mixture into glasses. Garnish with lime wedges and fresh peach slices before serving.