Say cheers to summertime with this easy recipe for a peach mint margarita. Welcome to your new favorite warm weather cocktail – make sure you mix up enough of them to share, because folks will definitely want a second round!
A few days ago I told you all about one of my new favorite summer cocktails, a super easy strawberry basil margarita, and once I had gotten a taste of that summertime wonderfulness, all kinds of ideas started spinning in my head about other potential ways I could margarita things. (Margarita can be a verb, right? I think it can.)
Anyway, the next cool and scrumptious cocktail recipe came to me in a flash, so may I present…the peach mint margarita. Juicy peaches, fresh mint, all whirled together and shaken up into icy deliciousness. Ready to say cheers once again? Let’s make it!
And just in case you need independent verification that this summertime cocktail is a keeper, this happened while I was taking its picture…
Tell me he doesn’t have an approving look in his little honeybee eye? I’m guessing he is about to call all his friends and tell them he’s discovered the largest cocktail on the planet, and there’s going to be a party to end all parties.
Anyway, you want to procure yourself a nice ripe peach and slice it up into chunks. I left the peel on mine, but feel free to peel it if you want a smoother consistency to your soon-to-be peach mint margarita. Pop your peach chunks into a blender with some mint and lemon juice and simple syrup (which is – as the name says – super simple to make) and whirl it all up until it is nice and smooth.
Now pour it into a cocktail shaker with some ice and tequila, shake it all up, and pour it into your favorite glass. I like to save back a peach chunk or two to add some prettiness, and of course you need a cheery mint sprig on top.
Now all that’s left to do is to settle into your favorite lounge chair and say cheers! What’s YOUR favorite summertime cocktail? Tell me in the comments!
- 1/2 ripe peach (you can peel it or leave the peel on, your choice!), cut into chunks
- 2 sprigs mint
- 2 ounces tequila
- 1 ounce lemon juice
- 1 ounce simple syrup (see note below)
- Put peach chunks, 1 sprig of mint, the lemon juice and the simple syrup in a blender and process until well blended. Pour mixture into a cocktail shaker.
- Add the tequila and some ice, put the lid on the shaker or your jar and shake shake shake. Shake one more time for good luck.
- Pour the contents into your favorite glass, garnish with that other mint sprig and say cheers!
If you don’t already know how to make simple syrup (it’s really simple! Ha!) click this link for my friend Ree’s super simple recipe.