The Smokey Peach

By Katherine

It's like an adult slurpee

It’s like an adult slurpee

Our regular readers often comment on the size of our liquor cabinet. It’s really not that big and it’s poorly lit, so we never humor them with a photo. Also, we have the main liquor cabinet, the dining room overflow and the bedroom closet backup. In an attempt to use up some liquor and liqueurs that we like, but don’t need to replenish, we’ve been using up some of our more unusual items. Cucumber liqueur, gone. Cherry brandy from the Finger Lakes, outta here. Mezcal, we’re working on it. If you haven’t had Mezcal, think of tequila with a lot of smoke. This drink may resemble a peach margarita, but it has a richer flavor and is less fruity. Blending a smokey flavored-liquor wasn’t something that occurred to me until inspiration hit on a dog walk. Inspiration usually hits on dog walks, workouts or in the bathroom, but I digress. Perhaps one of my neighbors was barbecuing some honey-glazed ribs. (Not when I was in the bathroom, when I was walking the dog.) Anyway, the honey really does pair well with the smokiness and you can’t go wrong with peaches frozen at their peak. I think Coltrane deserves another walk.

The Smokey Peach

  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peaches
  • 2 handfuls ice
  • 1 ounce honey
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 2 ounces triple sec
  • 3/4 cup Mezcal

Puree all ingredients in a blender. Divide between two margarita glasses. Garnish with a lemon.

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This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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10 Responses to The Smokey Peach

  1. sallybr says:

    We have a wine bar / restaurant / bistrot in town that serves a Mezcal trio. Phil has ordered it a couple of times. I only took sniffs of the different kinds and got pale just from the smell. Phil says their taste has nothing to do with the smell, and is developing a good “feel” for them. Some are aged in oak, some are not. Interesting beverage. I will show this post to him for sure…

  2. That’s fun for Cinco de Mayo!

  3. Eva Taylor says:

    Always a pleasant reminder that it’s Thursday with you cocktail post Katherine. Not sure this one is for me, but I’d have a sip if someone else was having it.

  4. egg me on says:

    Oh, I would totally drink this with one of those slurpee spoon-straws. Mmm.

  5. Don’t have all the ingredients for this..but I wish I did!

  6. Mad Dog says:

    That sounds great – save the worm for me 😉

  7. Kristy says:

    I was just thinking of fresh peaches today. This sounds lovely! And your posts always crack me up Katherine! (Not that yours don’t Greg…but the bathroom joke was a hoot!)

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