Time for August Secret Recipe Club!
This month I was assigned Jane’s Adventures in Dinner. Jane is a trained chef and teacher who takes beautiful photos of her delectable creations. When I first received her blog I was hoping to find a recipe using peaches because Georgia peaches were ripe and coming to Wisconsin farmer’s markets by the truck load. They were the perfect eat-it-over-the-sink-touch-it-and-it-bruises types of peaches. Jane does something pretty awesome and celebrates a food each month. Much to my delight there was a month celebrating peaches! I was sooo torn between a few of her peach recipes because they sounded delicious. I ultimately decided on peach liqueur. This recipe is perfect because it is simple and makes a nice amount of booze. I picked this because my friends that Ron and I play volleyball with are going camping in mid-July and this will be a perfect companion for us to sip on while we sit by the lake in the sun or under a warm starry sky after dark. Last year our starry sky went to almost daylight pretty quick if that tell you what type of party it is and why this liqueur will be perfect for the occasion. This is a little strange to post because I have not sampled the finished product yet because it is getting ready for the party in my basement. However,I took an early taste before putting it downstairs and that was so tasty I can hardly wait to try it. I am thinking it will be perfect with fresh lemonade or with a bit of sparkling water. I am also going to reserve a bit for a few cocktails at home around our fire pit in the backyard!
Jane, I owe you an early thanks for making my party by the lake fun in a few weeks!!
1 quart peaches (sliced and loosely packed into 3 mason jars)
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
1¼ cup brandy
1½ cup vodka
Combine sugar and water in a pan and bring to a boil. Turn off heat and let cool. Stir in the brandy and vodka. Pour over fruit to cover and screw on the lids. Let sit in a cool, dark place for 4 weeks before draining and drinking.
Makes 3×750 ml jars