Mixer: Thyme for Peaches

In August peaches are in abundance. They are cheap, they are ripe and they are delicious. Why not blend them with a bit of gin and serve it to your girlfriends ?!

Fresh Peaches

You know what to do with these, right?

THYME FOR PEACHES: It's sweet, earthy and refreshing. With the overload of peaches at the end of summer, this is a great use of the season's bounty. Also see Kristine's peach grilling ideas.

While attending the first Ladies Who Scout meeting over the weekend, we sipped on Frozen Peach Cocktails prepared by Scout Wiley. It's an idyllic drink in the garden especially surrounded by girlfriends. The peaches are sweet, the thyme is earthy and the icy smoothie concoction will, well....  "help you hang on".

Hurry before all your peaches are over ripened!!!!!
Peach Cocktail
Recipe Courtesy of McCormick ** I took the liberty of giving it a better name = "Thyme for Peaches"




DIRECTIONS:
1. For the Thyme Syrup, mix sugar and water in small saucepan. Bring to boil. Remove from heat. Add thyme. Let stand 10 minutes, stirring to dissolve. Strain. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled. .
2. For each cocktail shaker of Peach-Gin Cocktail, fill cocktail shaker half full with cracked ice. Add 1/2 c of the fruit, 1/4 c of the peach schnapps, 1 ounce (2 t) gin, liqueur and Thyme Syrup, and 2 t lime juice. Shake until mixed and chilled. Strain into cocktail glasses (Makes 2)  Repeat with remaining ingredients to make 8 cocktails.
** For Scout Wiley's version - Blend the ice with the ingredients**
Vintage Cocktail Glasses with Thyme garnish
Garnished Glasses waiting for cocktails

Peach Cocktail
one Thyme for Peach in a vintage cocktail glass