This is mostly for archival reasons, but we found a great cocktail recipe last night and wanted to remember it. We bought peaches from the farmer’s market yesterday and were looking for something with which to match them and St. Germain (a delicious elderberry liquor). Susanna’s favorite drink of the summer has gin in it, so this recipe tied everything together nicely. The recipe is basically the same as this one, but I made a couple of changes that I thought were major.
Peach-Gin Cocktail with Thyme & St. Germain
Ingredients (makes 2 cocktails)
- 1 peach, puréed in food processor
- 1 ounce St. Germain
- 1 ounce thyme syrup (recipe below)
- 1 ounce peach schnapps
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice (juice from half a lime)
- 2 ounces gin
- Put all ingredients in a shaker and shake!
- Strain through a fine mesh strainer, lightly pressing the extra juice from the peaches.
- Wash out the shaker, put the mixture back in, add 1/2 cup ice and shake vigorously until cold.
- Pour into two wine glasses, garnish with a peach slice and a thyme sprig.
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 4-5 springs fresh thyme
Bring the water and sugar to a boil in a small saucepan. Once boiling remove from heat, pour on top of the thyme sprigs into a glass jar. Let sit for 10 minutes, refrigerate until cool. Makes enough for 8 cocktails.