Peach Mojito (makes 4)
2 ripe peaches
16-20 mint leaves
Juice of 2 limes
4 tsp. sugar
8 oz. light rum
8 oz. club soda
Extra peach slices and lime wedges for garnish
Peel and chop the peaches, then puree in a food processor or blender. Strain, if desired. Place 4-5 mint leaves in the bottom of each glass along with the juice of half a lime and 1 tsp. sugar. Muddle with the back of a spoon. Add ice to the top of the glass. Pour in 1/4 cup peach puree, 2 ounces of rum and 2 ounces of club soda (or enough soda to fill the glass). Garnish with additional peach slices, lime wedges and mint leaves.
Make it a mockail:
To create a non-alcoholic mocktail, replace the sugar with the juice of 3 limes, and add 8 ounces of peach nectar in lieu of the rum.
Rum-based recipe by Eileen Dunn, Done to Your Taste Catering, Park City
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