A visit to the Farmer’s Market is a summer Sunday tradition and the later in the season, the better it gets. Big, juicy, Okanagan peaches were proudly on display at almost every stall. Their sweet, peachy goodness is so irresistible this time of year, I had to grab a few to take home with me.
You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches.” – Dita von Teese
After the market I wandered home through the community garden, stopping to munch on a few raspberries and chase after the gorgeous, but grumpy, neighborhood cat in a vain attempt to pet him. I always try to tempt him with various morsels from the Farmer’s Market but he’s a tough customer.
Once home, I retrieve my little Okanagan gems from the bottom of my bag, un-bruised and un-squashed (yay) and settled down with my laptop to decide what to do with them. I stumbled on this recipe on Jillian Harris’s blog and decided to make my own version of her delicious, BC celebrating cocktail. After a gorgeous day spent buying fruit, smelling flowers and soaking up the sun, a fresh peach mojito on the patio is the perfect ending to this Sunday story.
Sweet Peach Mojitos
- 2 cups BC peaches
- Handful fresh mint
- 2 limes, cut into wedges
- 4 ounces dark rum
- 2 ounces peach schnapps
- Club soda
- Muddle the peaches, fresh mint and limes
- Add rum and peach schnapps
- Top with club soda and serve!
Serves four if you’re and normal person and serves two if you’re like me.
There are two kinds of people I don’t trust: people who don’t drink and people who collect stickers – Chelsea Handler