Peach and Tequila Frozen Blended Cocktail Recipe

Peach and Tequila Frozen Blended Cocktail Recipe

[Photo: Elana Lepkowski]

Ripe peaches and tangy pineapples give this chilly tequila cocktail a fruity sweetness, balanced by the herbal, earthy notes from blanco tequila and Suze, a delicately bitter French aperitif.

Why It Works

  • A frozen cocktail is a great place for peaches you've let get a little too ripe.
  • Blanco tequila and Suze both have an earthy flavor profile that makes them an excellent match.
  • Pre-batching and chilling the cocktail mixture the night before you serve it gives you a cold base that requires less ice in the blender and won't melt the drink right away.
  • Yield:Makes 4 cocktails
  • Active time: 10 minutes
  • Total time:8 hours or up to overnight

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces blanco tequila, such as Herradura
  • 2 ripe peaches, pitted and cubed
  • 1/2 cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • 2 ounces fresh pineapple juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces Suze
  • 8 mint leaves
  • Mint leaves and extra pineapple chunks, for garnish

Directions

  1. 1.

    Combine tequila, peaches, pineapple chunks, pineapple juice, Suze, and mint leaves in a zipper-lock bag or resealable jar. Chill at least 8 hours or up to overnight in the refrigerator.

  2. 2.

    To serve, transfer chilled tequila mixture to a blender and add 3 cups ice. Blend at high speed until well mixed and thick, about 45 seconds. Divide between coupe glasses and garnish with a pineapple chunk and mint leaves.