Hi there! It has been a while since my last post. It is surprising how busy one can get at spring time. Winter chore list that one must finish, spring house cleaning, gardening, and there is something new to add to the chore list every day. We have been saying we’re almost done with big chores for the last 2 months, but we still have several things left to do. Just last Saturday, we worked very hard cleaning our yard and planting our garden. Afterwards, we craved a cold smoothie-like cocktail, so we decided to try something new. I had seen a recipe somewhere before for a peach whiskey cocktail, so I decided to use what we had on hand to make something similar. I combined bourbon, nectarines, lemon juice, honey, turmeric, ginger, basil and ice in a blender and just watched as the ingredients tornadoed into a beautiful goldenrod hue. This refreshing sweet and spicy drink was very easy and quick to make and so satisfying after a long day’s work. After we served our cocktails in our champagne flutes, we sat out on the patio and enjoyed them as we admired all our hard work. It was a perfect moment for mindfully savoring the flavors and aromas and treasuring the beautiful sunshine and the soft breeze. Of note, you can use gin or another spirit if you don’t feel like whiskey. Also, feel free to experiment with other fruits and herbs in this cocktail as you may end up making something truly wonderful. Hope you enjoy!
Nectarine Whiskey Elixir Recipe
- 4 oz bourbon whiskey
- 3 nectarines, pitted and cut into chunks
- 1 lemon juiced
- 1 1/2 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp ground turmeric
- 1″ piece of fresh ginger, peeled
- A handful of fresh basil
- 2 cups of ice
Combine above ingredients in a blender. Puree/blend until you have a nice smoothie texture. Serve garnished with basil leaves.