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Wow . . . without a doubt the best mead I’ve ever made. Sure wish I’d made more than a gallon–it’s gonna go fast, and it’s a long time until I’ll be able to make any more.
To make one gallon:
Heat water & honey to a simmer, let cool and add to fermenter with peaches. Pitch yeast and ferment to completion.
Bottle, chill & enjoy.
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.
- 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.
I learned many things from my grandmother–how to make corn pones, gravy, and cornbread dressing. But this time of year, the one that comes to mind most often is Granny’s Peach-Gin Freeze. (It’s amazing what you can learn from your Baptist grand mother who lives in a dry county.)
In a blender, combine 2 large or 4 small peaches (pitted but not peeled), one 6-oz. can of frozen limeade, 6 oz. gin (measure with the limeade can), and ice to fill. Blend until smooth.
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