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Every year about this time, when the weather gets hot and the peaches are ripe, my mind turns to Granny’s Peach-Gin freeze.

Unfortunately, this year our local grocery store has stopped carrying the 6-oz can of frozen limeade that is the base for so many frozen drinks. Not to be deterred, I figured out a substitute.

No-concentrate Peach-Gin Freeze

  • 3 peaches, washed, pitted, and cut into chunks (no need to peel)
  • Juice of 3 limes
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup (recipe below)
  • 6 oz (3/4 cup) gin
  • Ice to fill blender pitcher

Add peaches, lime, simple syrup, and gin to blender and puree. Add ice and blend until smooth. Enjoy.

Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup sugar (turbinado or demerrara gives an extra bit of color and flavor)
  • 1/2 cup water

Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan. Bring to boil while stirring. Remove from heat and let cool.