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Cool Off This Weekend With a Tasty Peach Mojito

After a long hot summer day at the beach, pool or working in the yard, cool off with this refreshing peach mojito.

"Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education." ~Mark Twain

During a hot and humid weekend like this one, it is important to stay hydrated by drinking lots of water. Once evening falls, however, I like to stay hydrated by sipping a cold refreshing adult beverage. Though wine is generally my (adult) beverage of choice, it's always fun to try something new.

I found a recipe for Peach Mojitos in an old issue of Cooking Light and decided to give it a try. The verdict? Yum! This is a great summer drink. It does take a bit of work to manipulate the peaches, so if you are short on time (or energy) you can use frozen ones.

Peach Mojitos

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups peeled, coarsely chopped ripe peaches
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed mint leaves
  • 2 cups rum
  • 4 cups cold club soda
  • Crushed ice
  • Mint sprigs (optional - for garnish)

Directions:

  • Place peaches in a food processor (or blender) and process until smooth.
  • Press peach puree through a strainer into a bowl and discard solids.
  • Combine lime juice, sugar and mint in a large pitcher.
  • Crush juice mixture with the back of a long spoon (this releases the oils in the mint).
  • Add peach puree and rum to pitcher, stirring until sugar dissolves.
  • Stir in club soda and serve over crushed ice.
  • Garnish with mint sprigs.

Enjoy and stay cool!

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