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Grilled Summer Peach Margaritas

Grilled Summer Peach Margaritas

Grilled Summer Peach Margaritas

  • summer
  • top shelf blogger
  • Level: Medium
  • Prep: 15 min.
This frozen summer cocktail brings together two summer staples: fresh peaches and the grill. The result is a smoky, herbaceous riff on a frozen margarita, where the char on the peaches matches perfectly with the finish of smoky mezcal.

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces reposado tequila
  • 1 ounce mezcal
  • 2 1/2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce dry orange curaçao
  • 1 ounce agave nectar
  • 2 ripe peaches, pitted and halved
  • ice
  • 1/4 cup coarse sea salt
  • 1-2 sprigs basil or mint leaves, plus more for garnish
  • sliced peaches, for garnish
  • lime wheels, for garnish

Tools

  • Knife
  • Jigger
  • Ice cube tray
  • Old fashioned

How to Mix

  1. Bring a gas grill to medium heat.
  2. Place the peach halves face down and grill for about 4 to 5 minutes, until char marks develop. Carefully flip them over for another 4 to 5 minutes. Set aside to cool completely.
  3. While waiting for the peaches to cool, make a quick salted herb rim by pulsing the sea salt and herb sprigs in a food processor, until incorporated.
  4. Pour the salted herb mix on to a plate. Prep two cocktail glasses with the salted herb rim by running a slice of lime along the glass rims and lightly dipping them into the salt.
  5. Combine the tequila, mezcal, lime juice, dry curaçao, agave nectar, and grilled peach halves in a blender.
  6. Without adding ice quite yet, purée the ingredients until smooth.
  7. Now add the ice, about an equal amount in volume as the puréed mixture. Blend until frothy, adding more ice if necessary.
  8. Pour into prepped cocktail glasses, garnish with fresh herbs, lime wheels, and peach slices.
  9. CHEERS!