I promised myself I wouldn’t complain about the heat after being blessed with so much rain around here. So technically I am not complaining, so much as pointing out the obvious over and over and with exclamation points. It seems to work for me.
Anyway, last week I bought some really nice peaches at the market and found to my chagrin that the kids completely forgot about them in the refrigerator. Luckily they were still ripe, so I decided to liberate them from the confines of the drawer and made peach compote to go with ice cream, as well as something to make the heat of the day tolerable.
- Bottle of Moscato (750ml)
- Bottle of Seltzer (1 L)
- 1 cup Grand Marnier No.2, peach and raspberry
- About three or four yellow peaches, peeled and sliced
Take about ¾ of the sliced peaches and muddle them in a pitcher along with the Grand Marnier. Add the moscato and the seltzer and stir. Pour into glasses of choice and garnish with the rest of the peaches. Serves 4-6.
You can also use peach or apricot brandy instead of the Grand Marnier. If you would rather do a non-alcoholic version, you can substitute the wine for white grape juice and add peach nectar instead of the liqueur. Either way, it’s a great way to enjoy the fruits of summer 🙂