Peach Tea Vodka

While in Charleston this summer, Lovely Man and I stopped at the Blind Tiger Pub for a break from the heat and humidity. The stop proved to be rather longer than planned due to our discovery of a little something called “Sex on the Plantation”. It’s basically a riff on Sex on the Beach, one of my favorite summer cocktails.

The main ingredient is peach tea vodka. The Blind Tiger uses Firefly‘s version, but we didn’t have time to track down a bottle (or the luggage room) to bring home. So, once home, I decided to have a go for myself.

I added the contents of two packs of peach tea P1030229 (40 teabags) to a jar P1030231along with approximately three litres (roughly 100 fl oz) of vodka, sealed it and stored it in a cool, dark place. After about 2 weeks the vodka had taken on the color of black tea and smelled and tasted of peaches. You could add sugar at this stage (let it sit a little longer) if you like; I decided I preferred it without. I then strained off the tea and poured the resultant vodka back into bottles. IMG_7840

Party time!

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Sex on the Plantation cocktail

  • 1 1/2 oz  peach tea vodka
  • 1/2 oz peach schnapps
  • 2 oz cranberry juice
  • 1 oz orange juice.

Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled highball glass filled with ice. Enjoy!

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Do you have a favorite summer cocktail? What lengths would you go to to reproduce it?

 

Oscar!

Since a good proportion of the house is finished, my Lovely Man has decide to throw a party. And not just a small select dinner either, but a full-on Oscars party. LM has been wandering about his office issuing invitations left and right, so it’s looking like we could be as many as thirty in the kitchen on Sunday. Yikes! So I turned to my trusty Pinterest and began to plan.

There has to be a red carpet.

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And I just love this idea:

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Stars everywhere (even if they are made of card).

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I’m hoping our guests will dress up (although, this being California, they may not – that’s OK). This is my dress

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– if I can get it finished in time!

Cocktails of course.

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Popcorn, beautifully presented.

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And games! Which of course means prizes…everyone should have the chance to win an Oscar…

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I think I’m in for a busy week (good job I love to cook)!

(sources: Pinterest)