Clever Cocktails: Peach Tom Collins

Take a visit to your local farmers market you and you will find the fruits of summer are still in abundance, berries, melons, figs and peaches are still ripe for taking. This week we are taking advantage of fresh summer peaches and creating Peach Tom Collins. The traditional Tom Collins is a cocktail made from gin, lemon juice, sugar and carbonated water. Peach Tom Collins require only a few ingredients and rely on the sweet, fresh flavors of peaches. Mix one up this weekend and savor the fruits of the season.

Recipe:

  • 1/4 cup simple syrup
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped ripe peaches, divided
  • 1/2 cup peach-flavored vodka
  • 1/2 cup club soda
  • Peach slice for garnish

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