Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Peach Oasis (A Cocktail & A Giveaway!)

Peach season is almost here!  Spending my first summer in South Carolina last year, I definitely enjoyed my fair share of peaches.  Did you know that even though Georgia is the Peach State, South Carolina actually grows more than double the peaches than Georgia does each year.  Oh yeah, and it's our state fruit, too!

As you can guess, today's post is all about peaches.  I'm sharing my favorite peach cocktail, made with Charleston home-grown liquor, as well as a fantastic Etsy shop whose homemade pieces are the perfect backdrop for any spring or summertime party!

First, the cocktail:

Ingredients:
- 1/2 of a peach (sliced into fourths)
- 1/2 of a lemon (sliced into fourths)
- 4 mint leaves
- 3 oz peach moonshine (if you can't find Firefly moonshine, you can use 2 oz vodka and 1 oz peach schnapps)
- ice
- club soda

Directions:
1. Muddle together the peach, lemon, and mint
2. Add the ice and moonshine to the muddled mixture and shake
3. Pour out your shaken-up drink and top with club soda
4. Garnish with lemon, peach, and a cute straw
5. Enjoy!
FYI: this is not a super-sweet peachy drink; it's tart, refreshing, and full of citrus flavor.  If you want to make it sweeter, with more of a peach flavor, try just muddling the peaches and mint (no lemon) with a teaspoon of agave nectar, and add a small squeeze of lemon juice to the finished product.

And now that you're a little tipsy (oh, that's just me?), time for some fun!

Let me introduce you to the team behind that fantastic cocktail backdrop.  Love Garlands is a boutique Etsy shop sending happiness through handmade products from Los Angeles, California.  They sent me the Peach Oasis Tassel Garland, after which - you guessed it - I created my new cocktail!  I chose the small tassel size (8-9 inch), but there is also a larger (13-14 inch) size available.
To share the love, one lucky winner will receive a $50 Etsy shop credit to Love Garlands.  You can enter below with the Rafflecopter widget today through May 18th.  Even if you don't win the giveaway, Love Garlands still wants all of my readers to feel like winners, so they are offering 10% off all orders with the discount code HEAVEN.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Good luck and happy sipping!

Linking up today with the ladies over at The Sequin Notebook and on Thursday with Kristin at Hopelessly Ever After!

I was compensated for the above review, but, as always, all opinions are my own.

26 comments:

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Loving the minty coral tassels, such pretty colors! And this drink looks fabulous... YUM :-D

BLovedBoston said...

I'm obsessed with peaches this time of year - they are seriously the best and that drink sounds amazing! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Kelsey Mann Peacock said...

Super cute garland!
Kelsey
www.thepeacockroost.com

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

So pretty and I bet it tastes fantastic!!!!

Shelby | Recent Somethings said...

Let's make these and get tipsy one night soon ;) What an adorable garland to match this festive drink!

Julie said...

What a great summery drink!

Jen said...

I love the garland and the drink! Sounds amazing.

Khristenas said...

I like the purple ombre garland tassle

Itzia said...

i love the purple ombre sparkle tassle garland. so pretty!

Emelia at Dream Big & Buy the Shoes said...

That garland is so cute, and the drink sounds really good! I don't eat peaches often, but love them in things once in a while...YUM!

Brenda Haines said...

I love the heart balloon tassels! Thanks

Brenda Haines said...

I love the heart balloon tassels! Thanks

Krista said...

That drink sounds delicious and goes perfectly with that tassel! And I love the ballerina pink tassel :)

B @ The Sequin Notebook said...

I love this flavor combination and actually have all of the ingredients on hand, so this will be making an appearance in my kitchen soon!

Robin said...

Sounds refreshing. I would be tempted to add a splash of cold tea, too.

Nadya said...

I love the Pink, Coral and Maroon Tassel Garland

Patty said...

Oh my gosh Meg such a darling garland!! Love the pictures! Pinterest worthy for sure!

Stacey Grantham said...

Silver and white tassel garland would get the most use. And nothing better than a fresh Georgia peach. :)

Paige (The Last Doughnut) said...

I love the Sunset Beach tassels. They would look so cute over the whiteboard in my classroom!

Erin Ellis said...

I love the Spring Mint Tassel Garland. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
Erin

Brittany Deskins said...

This KY girl knows all about moonshine! I was so thrilled when I saw you used it! Happy to find you through the linkup!

Kristin O said...

That Spring Mint Tassel is GORGEOUS!! And I need a Peach Oasis in and around my mouth exactly at this moment. That looks absolutely phenomenal!! I would love it if you stopped by my blog and linked this up for my Thursty Thursday linkup!! It would be the perfect addition!! Cheers!! hopelesslyeverafter.blogspot.com

Kristin O said...

Hahah. I just saw you linked up!! Sorry it's Field Day and I haven't been anywhere near this blog today. haha. Thanks!!!!

Pam Greer said...

This sounds so good!!! I love the spring mint tassel! I would also love it if you would link this up to Tipsy Tuesday at Grey is the New Black!

Susana Mladenovski said...

favorite shop item has to be the, Twilight Gems Tassel Garland!!!!

M @ The Sequin Notebook said...

I love, love the addition of mint in this - can't wait to try it out! And fantastic giveaway!! Thanks for linking up with us! :)

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