Get your daily serving of fruit with this deliciously peach and mint concoction–perfect for parties and hot days
Are you tired of boring old drinks? Want to spice up your beverage game? Well, have no fear because this it’s Peach season!
Peach and Mint Frap-yay will make your taste buds sing, and your inhibitions go out the window (in a responsible manner, of course). It’s the perfect combination of sweet and boozy, with a refreshing hint of mint to make you feel like you’re sipping on a fancy cocktail while sitting in a giant peach orchard. So grab your blender, and let’s get frappin’!
Here’s our recipe for a Peach and Mint Frap-yay:
- 2 ripe peaches, peeled and sliced
- 10 fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
- 1/4 cup vodka
- 1/4 cup peach schnapps
- 1/4 cup simple syrup
- 1 cup ice cubes
- Add a sliced peach and mint leaves into the vodka, peach schnapps, and simple syrup in a blender. Blend until smooth. (You can also set the peach and mint into the vodka over night)
- Add the ice cubes and blend until the mixture is thick and slushy.
- Cut small chunks of the fruit and add to the cocktail.
- Pour the frap-yay into stylish coupe glasses and garnish with peach slices and fresh mint leaves.
- Serve immediately and enjoy your delicious Peach and Mint Frappe with alcohol!
Add the peach and mint, ice and chunks of fruit. Skip the vodka. For a quick twist, add in a drop of vanilla flavor to the mixture.
There are several ways to easily peel a peach.
The blanching method: Boil a pot of water and make a small “X” mark at the bottom of the peach. Dip the peach in the boiling water for 30 seconds, then remove it and put it in a bowl of ice water. The skin should then easily peel off with your fingers or a knife.
Freezing method: Put the peach in a plastic bag and place it in the freezer for a few hours until it is frozen. Once frozen, remove the peach from the freezer and let it thaw for a few minutes until the skin softens. The skin should then easily peel off with your fingers or a knife.
Ripe peach method: If the peach is ripe, use a vegetable peeler to peel off the skin. Start at the top of the peach and work your way down, rotating the peach as needed.
Cut and scoop method: Cut the peach in half, then use a spoon to scoop out the flesh from the skin. This method is best for very ripe peaches that are too soft to peel with a vegetable peeler.
TIP: Remember to always wash the peaches thoroughly before peeling to remove any dirt or bacteria that may be present on the skin.
Did you know?
Peaches and mint are both considered natural romance starters! Peaches are rich in vitamins and antioxidants that promote healthy blood flow, while mint is known to help improve circulation and stimulate the senses.
A little history:
Peaches can be traced back to ancient China, where they were first cultivated around 3,000 years ago. In Chinese culture, peaches were considered a symbol of immortality and longevity and were often depicted in artwork and literature as a representation of these qualities.
Peaches were brought to Europe by the Persians during the Roman Empire and were then introduced to America by Spanish explorers in the 1500s. In the United States, peaches quickly became popular and were grown extensively in Georgia, earning it the nickname “The Peach State.”
Historically, peaches have been used for more than just their delicious flavor.
In ancient Chinese medicine, peach kernels were used to treat various ailments, including coughs and asthma. The fruit has also been used to symbolize fertility and abundance in many cultures and is often featured in wedding ceremonies and celebrations.
Peaches remain a beloved fruit worldwide and are enjoyed in various ways, from fresh off the tree to canned and preserved. They are also a popular ingredient in desserts, jams, and other culinary creations and continue to symbolize summertime and the joys of warm weather.