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Summer Peach Mojito | Toasting From Afar

cocktailsChloe | Boxwood Ave.16 Comments
 

I write this as I'm sitting on my best friend's couch, and have to laugh, because she is really the one who taught me how to make a cocktail. Before, I just figured only bartenders could come up with boozy recipe - but she introduced me to all the ways of cocktail making. 

Add peaches to your next mojito! From boxwoodavenue.com [Rachel L'Antigua Photography]

Turns out though, anyone can make a cocktail. Imagine that! You can make a cocktail with pretty much anything - a little sweet, a little sour, some fresh fruit, and your favorite libation, you really can't go wrong. 

Katie and I spent a summer drinking nothing but mojitos - we mastered the art, and by the end of the summer we were drinking anything and everything with mint and rum. 

This recipe subs out lime juice for fresh peach juice, but would be great with both. I like using extra ripe peaches to get the most juice out of the fruit. Make sure you muddle like crazy with extra mint, this cocktail is refreshing and light! 

Peach Mojito

  • 1/4 cup confectioner's sugar (more if you prefer a sweet cocktail)
  • 3-4 peaches, very ripe
  • 1 cup light rum 
  • 16 oz (approximate) soda water 
  • Large handful of mint

Muddle 1/4 cup confectioner's sugar with mint & sliced peaches until the sugar dissolves. Add in rum and muddle until thoroughly combined.

Top with crushed ice and club soda. If you prefer a sweeter cocktail, stir in a bit more sugar until dissolved. 

Add peaches to your next mojito! from boxwoodavenue.com [Rachel L'Antigua Photography]
Add peaches to your next mojito! from boxwoodavenue.com [Rachel L'Antigua Photography]
Add peaches to your next mojito! from boxwoodavenue.com [Rachel L'Antigua Photography]
Add peaches to your next mojito! from boxwoodavenue.com [Rachel L'Antigua Photography]