Just Peachy: All About Peaches in Rhode Island

Peach season has arrived in all its heady glory. Learn how to pick them, buy them and prepare them from local farmers, foodies and chefs.

Cocktail Recipes

Recipes by Willa Van Nostrand of Little Bitte Artisanal Cocktails

Peach Limonata

* ¼ cup honey syrup*
* 1 peach
* 1 cup fresh lemon juice
* 1 cup water
* Sparkling water
To make the honey syrup, combine equal parts hot water just off the boil with honey, stir, cool, bottle and refrigerate for up to one week.
Pit and slice peach, place in a blender with lemon juice, water and honey syrup, and blend on medium for seven to ten seconds. Pour over ice and top with sparkling water. Garnish with fresh herbs. Voila!

 

Peach Smash

* ¼ fresh, ripe peach, sliced and pitted
* ¼ ounce fresh lemon juice
* 1 tsp maple syrup
* 2 oz Sons of Liberty Bourbon
* Fresh mint
Muddle peach slices with maple and lemon. Add ice, top with bourbon and garnish with fresh mint.