Valuable Tips to Make Fresh Peach Nectar and Drinks to Enjoy it With

Tip for making fresh peach nectar
Want to enjoy a fresh non-carbonated beverage rich in flavor and aroma for an afternoon siesta, an evening get-together or while absorbing nature's abundance during an outdoor trip? Then serving cocktails with fresh peach nectar can quench the thirsty taste bud.
Some Peachy Truths
▸ August is celebrated as the National Peach Month in the United States.
▸ Cultivation of wild peaches originated in China since 2000 B.C. Peaches hold a very significant place in the Chinese culture and were considered as the favorite fruit of the emperors.
▸ Brides in China often carry peach blossoms on their wedding day as a symbol of fertility and good luck.
Originating in China, peaches reached the Middle East via trade over the Silk route. They were later introduced to the European culture by Alexander the Great. The Romans called them 'Persian Apples'. The Spanish explorers brought them into the English and French courts where they were credited as a rare delicacy. Peaches finally found their way into the United States in the 17th century, through George Minifie who planted them at his estate in Virginia. But it was only in the 19th century that commercial peach production began in Maryland, Delaware, Georgia, and Virginia.
What is Peach Nectar?
☀ A deliciously thick fruit juice Peach Nectar is made out of fresh peaches.
☀ It contains peach puree, water, and sugar.
☀ This natural beverage is very low on saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium. It's also a very good source of Vitamin C.
How to Make Fresh Peach Nectar
☀ Sort the peaches according to their ripeness; use only ripened ones as they blend easily.

☀ Dip them in boiling water for 10 to 60 seconds. Ripe peaches require less time (only 10 seconds). Use a wire cage to easily dip the peaches in water.

☀ Remove the peaches from boiled water and put them on a clean pan to remove the skin. If they are properly done, the skin easily slips off.

☀ Trim off the bad spots with a knife. Then split the peach and remove the pit to clean out the center. Put them in slightly salted water in a bowl for a while before blending.

☀ Put the peaches in a blender to make a thick puree. Add water if needed.

☀ Strain the puree through a sieve and store in clean sealed jars in the refrigerator.
Delicious Cocktail Mixes to Try with Peach Nectar
Bellini Cocktail
Bellini Cocktail
Ingredients

☀ 2 oz. Peach Nectar
☀ 1 tsp. fresh Lemon Juice
☀ 1 oz. Peach Schnapps
☀ 3 oz. chilled, Dry Champagne
☀ 1/2 cup crushed ice

Method

☀ Mix peach nectar, lemon juice, and peach schnapps in a chilled champagne glass. Add the 1/2 crushed ice and then the champagne.
Screaming Peach Cocktail
Screaming Peach Cocktail
Ingredients

☀ 12 oz. Peach Nectar
☀ 12 oz. Mango Nectar
☀ 2 Pitted Peaches
☀ 1½ oz. Triple Sec
☀ 1 oz. Vodka
☀ 3 oz. Peach Schnapps
☀ 1 oz. Mango Rum
☀ 1 oz. Mango Liqueur
☀ 1 oz. Tequila
☀ 4 oz. Irish Ice cream

Method

☀ Pour all the ingredients in a blender with enough ice and blend at a low speed for 2 minutes. Serve chilled.
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Non-Alcoholic Drink to Try with Peach Nectar
Peach Nectar Punch
Peach Nectar Punch
Ingredients

☀ 46 oz. Peach Nectar
☀ 20 oz. Orange Juice
☀ ½ cup Brown Sugar
☀ 3 3-inch Cinnamon Sticks
☀ ½ tsp. Cloves
☀ 2 tbsp. Lime Juice

Method

☀ Mix peach nectar, orange juice, and brown sugar in a large saucepan with cinnamon and cloves tied in a small cheesecloth bag. Heat slowly with constant stirring till the sugar dissolves, simmer for 10 minutes. Stir the lime juice in and serve hot.
A little feel of summer and a tasty delight, the peach nectar can be savored in any season. It gives a unique twist to any cocktail. Sip on.