We got a "cool front" this week in Louisiana. Which basically means the humidity went down enough to where you can breathe outside. Either way, I'll take it but it doesn't change the fact that it is still hot outside and refreshing cocktails always make life better. It's Thirsty Thursday after all and I've decided that every weekend should start Thursday instead of Friday. It just makes more sense. And what better way to celebrate tomorrow being Friday than with one of my peach and basil wine slushies?
That's right...wine slushies. Because who doesn't love a good slushie in their life, especially a peachy and boozy one.
I am going to be so sad when peach season ends. I'm addicted and frantically trying to eat as many peaches as I can before they disappear on me until next year. I bought myself a little more time by freezing some peaches for when I can no longer find them at the farmer's market. And those frozen peaches were staring at me in the freezer basically begging to be made into a cocktail, so who was I to argue...I gave those peaches what they wanted.
Sweet peaches and basil, crisp white wine, and a squeeze of lime and you are on your way to a party my friend. One that you will want to have everyday I might add.
I know I say this every week, but this might be my new favorite drink. It's just so easy to throw into a blender and the end result is one tasty cocktail that you are going to love.
- 3 Peaches, Sliced and Frozen (you can buy store bought frozen peaches also)
- 2 Cups of White Wine (I used Pinot Grigio, but Sauvignon Blanc would be great too)
- 3 Large Fresh Basil Leaves
- Juice from One Lime
- 1 Tbsp. Agave Nectar
- To freeze peaches, cut an X shape in the bottom of the peach with a sharp knife. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Drop the peaches in the water for 30-60 seconds and immediately remove and submerge into a large bowl filled with ice water. Once cooled, peel the skin off and cut in half. Remove the pit and slice. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment and place in the freezer until frozen solid. Once frozen, the peaches can be placed in a freezer bag and stored for up to six months.
- In a blender combine your frozen peaches, wine, basil, lime, and agave. Blend until smooth and creamy.
- Garnish with a fresh peach slice and a basil leaf and serve!
Just peachy aren't they? Cheers.
P.S. If you make them and tag me on Instagram I'd love to come check you out!