Peach & Love
2 oz peach vodka (see below)
1/2 oz brown sugar simple syrup (see below)
1 oz peach purée (see below)
1/2 oz lemon juice
Dash of Angostura Bitters
Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds, then strain into a coupe or martini glass. Cheers!
makes enough for 4 drinks
1 cup vodka
Cut the peach in half, remove the seed, and dice the fruit. Transfer the pieces to a jar, add the vodka, and close the lid tightly. Shake a few times, then set the jar in a dark place at room temperature for 24 hours. Strain out and discard (or eat!) the peaches, then pour the vodka back into the empty jar for storage.
Brown Sugar Simple Syrup
makes enough for 6 to 8 drinks
1/2 cup (106g) brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup (118ml) water
In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar and water and place over medium heat. Stirring often, cook just until the sugar dissolves, then remove from heat and transfer to a heatproof container for storage in the fridge for up to a week.
makes enough for about 4 drinks
1 large peach, cut into quarters
In a food processor or blender, purée the peach until smooth and liquified, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed. Place a fine-mesh strainer over a bowl or measuring cup, and pour the purée into the bowl through the strainer, using a rubber spatula to stir and press the purée through. Use immediately or store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days.