I like to look for food items which I have never tried and then search for interesting recipes which use them. Such is the case with a carton of peach nectar I purchased on sale at the grocery store. When I bought it, I had no idea how I might use it, but I knew that I would find some cool new recipes in which to use it!
Here are three great cold beverages which use peach nectar. Each recipe features this lovely nectar in a different way.
- The Peachy Mimosa uses orange juice and sparkling wine,
- The Sparkling Peach Punch uses ginger ale and lemon-lime soda,
- The Peached Iced Tea used brewed tea and lemon juice.
There’s something for everyone in this trio of peach nectar beverages.
2 cups orange juice, chilled
2 cups peach nectar, chilled
1 liter champagne or sparkling wine, chilled
Directions: In large pitcher, mix orange juice and peach nectar. Pour champagne into glasses until half full. Fill glasses with juice mixture. Yield: 12 servings
Sparkling Peach Punch
46 oz. peach nectar, chilled
1 liter ( 4 1/4 cups) ginger ale, chilled
1 liter (4 1/4 cups) lemon-lime soda, chilled
Directions: In punch bowl or large pitcher, mix all ingredients. Serve immediately. Yield: 20 servings
Peached Iced Tea
3 (11.5-ounce) cans peach nectar
2 quarts brewed tea
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
Directions: Stir together all ingredients; chill until ready to serve. Yield: 3/4 gallon
Aren’t they all just peachy?