Rosemary Peach Spritzer

My weekly box of local naturally grown vegetables and fruits from earthwizefarms a CSA near Aiken, SC, just across the Savannah River from Augusta, Georgia, included some luscious peaches which were perfectly ripe and had an intoxicating aroma. Should I make peach ice cream like my mother made when I was a child or a peach cobbler like the perfect ones my grandmother made? Since my children are grown and living away from home, I decided to hold off on the ice cream and cobbler until they came to visit.My rosemary plants are putting out some nice Spring growth and with them, I just made a rosemary raisin bread for a recent post. While taking the photos for that post, I photographed the peaches with the rosemary sprigs. Viola! I was inspired to find a recipe showcasing the two. After searching briefly on the internet, I found a spirited libation made from a simple syrup infused with rosemary springs and peach halves, steeped overnight and the syrup combined in a ice filled glass with a good rose wine, then topped with club soda. To finish, a few sprigs of rosemary and some of the steeped peach slicesRecipe From Martha Stewart LivingIngredientsServes 8 * 3/4 cup sugar * 1 1/2 cups water * 4 large ripe peaches (about 1 3/4 pounds), halved, pitted, and cut into 1-inch slices * 4 sprigs rosemary, plus more for garnish * Ice, for serving * 4 cups cold white or rose wine * 1 liter cold club sodaDirections 1. Bring sugar and water to a boil in a medium saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add peaches and rosemary, and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat. Cover, and let cool. Discard rosemary. Peel peach slices if desired. Transfer peaches with syrup to a container; cover, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight. 2. Place 2 peach slices and about 1/4 cup syrup in 8 ice-filled glasses. Add 1/2 cup wine to each; top with club soda. Garnish each with a rosemary sprig, and serve immediately.Printer Friendly Recipe

5 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    June 1, 2009 / 5:43 am

    looks amazing. i’ve never made a drink like this before. think i’m going to use this recipe to break in my new house. w00t

  2. zee
    June 1, 2009 / 10:59 am

    Looks very very refreshing. Sure gonna beat the heat in Jakarta’s hot and humid weather.

  3. Lynnylu
    June 2, 2009 / 12:09 pm

    Thanks, maisquared and zee. The spritzer will serve you well while entertaining in your new house and in the heat in Jakarta.

  4. Bell
    September 2, 2009 / 11:48 am

    sounds yummy!Great color. It's a great lightly alcoholic drink for summer. This is a gorgeous drink choice! Love it for a summer cocktail. We just happen to have loads of rosemary growing in our backyard- perfect. I am thinking we need to join forces and enjoy all these great drinks on the patio. We are making this for the fourth time, so needless to say, it's a great.

  5. mngirl
    July 23, 2015 / 9:09 pm

    I am hoping to make this for bookclub this week. Do you have a winery you would suggest using?

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