This fresh peach cocktail, lightly flavored with thyme and honey, is the perfect summer drink. Made with vodka, this refreshing fruity drink is all you need when it gets hot!
- 2 cups fresh diced peaches
- 3 sprigs fresh thyme
- ½ cup water
- ⅓ cup honey
- 8 ounces vodka
- ½ cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup chilled club soda
- Thyme sprigs and peach slices to serve
Combine peaches, thyme, water, and honey, in a saucepan over medium. Bring peach mixture to a boil and cook 5 minutes until peaches are soft; remove from heat and cool completely.
Strain peach mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a large pitcher with vodka and lemon juice; chill. Discard peach solids (or save and use it to top yogurt, pancakes, and waffles).
Stir club soda into drink just before serving. Divide drinks between ice-filled low-ball glasses and garnish with a thyme sprig and peach slice, if desired.
What you will need for this recipe:
- Fine-mesh sieve
- Liquid measuring cups
- This recipe (and menu) is designed to serve 4–6 people. The reason for giving a range depends on if you choose to serve additional dishes than the menu given.
- If serving the Casual Summer Dinner Party menu as is, I would plan for it to serve 4 people. However, if you have more then 4 people, each one of these recipes easily doubles, triples, etc.