A few weeks ago, I saw this beautiful bottle of pêche liqueur in a wine shop and despite not knowing what I would use it for, I decided that I needed it for some amazing creation. As I carried it home, I thought about using it to flambé fresh peaches for homemade crepes. When I got home and looked for a place to set the liqueur on my (very crowded) bar table, I glanced at a bottle of tequila and wondered if tequila and peaches would go well together. A couple nights later, I can definitively say that they do!
I wouldn't have imagined peach and lime being a particularly tasty pairing, but the combination is surprisingly summery and refreshing. The sweetness of the peaches helps cut the tartness of the limes and rounds out the tequila. I experimented with and without using orange liqueur -- the common base for margaritas -- and prefer the peach on its own with the lime juice.
With a plate of garlicky shrimp or steak, sit back and pretend you're on the Riviera, which is exactly what I did.
French Peach Margaritas
Recipe for One Drink
- 2 ounces blanco tequila
- Juice of 1 whole lime
- 1 ounce peach liqueur, preferably Jacoulot Crème de Pêche de Vigne
- Salt for rim (optional)
- Lime wedge, for garnish
- Several large ice cubes
Mix the various liquors and lime juice in a cocktail shaker with ice, or stir together briskly with ice in the glass that the drink will be served in.