It’s time for summer cocktails. This weekend I did a little experimenting with some of my favorite flavors and came up with what I think is a pretty delightful little summer cooler.
Here’s what you need to make a pitcher (serves 4):
8 peach tea bags
3 cups water
1 large handful of mint
4-5 ripe peaches or plums cut up into small pieces
Juice of 1/2 lemon
4 shots Cointreau (or other citrus liqueur)
1 bottle (25 oz) sweet or semi-sweet wine
Steep the tea bags in the water overnight in the fridge. You want the tea to be strong. In a small jar or cocktail shaker, put ice in with the lemon, mint, and Cointreau. Shake the mix to release the mint flavor and use the strainer to add the liquid to the tea. Add the fruit. Top off with the wine and stir.
Pour into glasses filled with ice, making sure to get some peaches into every cup, garnish with fresh mint.