Daiquiris made with fresh summer peaches can be made with rum or with water for a non-alcoholic version. This refreshing cocktail is the perfect accompaniment on those lazy summer evenings. Life’s good while you’re sipping on one of these peach daiquiris.
Last summer when I was pregnant with Mackenzie, we were vacationing in Myrtle Beach. We stopped at the store to get some grub and I picked up a bag of peaches. They were unbelievably good. I ate that bag of peaches in two days flat. Maybe I shared? Maybe I didn’t. I really can’t remember. I do know that we went through several bags of peaches that trip. At one point Adam said to me “wow you’re really craving peaches, huh?” At that point I was still in denial and was all like, “Whaat? No way I just like peaches!” … as I ate my peaches with a side of peaches.
The peach craving was for real. I did end up accepting it and was happy that at least it was a healthy craving, right? Well I ate peaches all summer and especially enjoyed these peach daiquiris. Ok, don’t freak out, I had mine virgin and subbed the rum for water and they were just as good. But this summer I have a 2-year-old, a 5 month old and no future plans for another so I’ll take all the rum I can get. Who’s with me on that?!
You’re probably wondering how a cocktail could be just as good without alcohol but these truly are. The star of the peach daiquiri show is the peach, obviously. So when you sub water for the rum you can really taste the peaches. The key is using fresh, ripe peaches. You won’t get the same wonderful peach flavor if you’re using frozen peaches.
I’ve been drinking these my whole life. This is my grandma’s recipe and my mom used to make these in the summer for us (with water) all the time when we would get peaches from the orchard. Now I love making them for Kelsey. I make a batch of non-alcoholic ones before I make the ones for the adults. They’re such a perfect summer cocktail, especially if you get as many fresh peaches as we do!
So whether you make these with rum or with water, you’re going to love them. Enjoy!
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- 3 fresh peaches, peeled and quartered
- 1/4 C granulated sugar
- 2 tsp fresh lime juice
- 4 oz light rum or water
- 2 C ice
- Blend all ingredients in a blender until all ingredients are combined and there are no large chunks of ice. Serve in glasses and garnish with fresh peaches and lime.