June 13, 2009

Peach Coolers

As the summer sun sets in my neighborhood I had a moment where I looked out the patio door and reveled in what an idealistic moment it was. My neighbors to the right were grilling out and playing a bean bag toss game with friends. My neighbors to the left rented a large bouncy house and were having a very large get together for a child's birthday. The bright yellow and blue bouncy house was framed by a crystal blue sky and out of no where came a gorgeous multi-colored hot air balloon silently floating into the sunset. Idealistic... but then there was me.

I decided to go outside and weed the garden. Dirty, with mud caked feet I entered the house craving some leftover strawberry margarita's from the freezer, left over from the family bbq we hosted two weeks ago. In honor of that icy cold frozen margarita, I give you this peach cooler.

Peach Cooler

1 (12-ounce) can frozen pink lemonade concentrate
3/4 cup vodka, divided
3/4 cup water, divided
4 cups peeled and cubed fresh, ripe peaches (about 6 large), divided
Crushed ice

Process half quantities of first 4 ingredients in a blender until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Fill blender with ice to 5-cup level, and process until smooth. Pour into a pitcher. Repeat procedure with remaining ingredients. Garnish, if desired.Print Friendly and PDF