Georgian Holiday: A peachy rum punch

24 June, 2016

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We’re smack in the middle of peach season, and Aimee and I are trying our hands at different peach recipes (check out her yummy panzanella dish). So what do I do when life gives me peaches? I make peach lemonade… and add lots of rum.

The Georgian Holiday is a seasonal peach-lemonade with rum, basil and mint. I recommend white peaches if you can find them – the fruit holds up a bit better than yellow peaches and are the perfect balance of sweet and sour.

Handcrafted, made-to-order cocktails are the best.  But when you want to enjoy a party instead of being shackled to the bar all evening a pre-made punch can free you up to enjoy yourself. I’ll make a pitcher of Georgian Holidays and take them to the pool, or on a picnic, along with some cold, bubbly Topo Chico.



cutting peaches

georgian holiday

georgian holiday

georgian holiday

georgian holiday

georgian holiday

Georgian Holiday: A peachy rum punch
Recipe type: Alcohol
  • 1 can frozen lemonade
  • 1 ½ cans rum
  • 3 peaches, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1 bunch fresh mint
  • 1 bunch fresh basil
  • Topo Chico or club soda to taste
  • ice
  1. Empty can of frozen lemonade into a 2-quart pitcher
  2. Use the empty lemonade can to measure out 1 ½ cans of rum to the pitcher
  3. Add 8 basil leaves and 6 mint leaves, reserve the rest for garnish
  4. Shake or stir ingredients and chill in the refrigerator until needed
  5. Fill a highball glass with ice, strain the lemonade mix into the bottom half of the glass, and top off with Topo Chico. Stir and garnish with basil and mint leaves.


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