Oh sweet peaches, am I excited to share this new drink with you! This refreshing peaches + peppers cocktail is inspired by my hot pepper peach honey. It combines fresh fruit flavors with the heat of chili peppers - a perfect beverage for sunny days on the back porch (or summoning the sunshine on icky weather days). Don't worry, if you don't have everything for the infused honey, you can substitute regular honey.
This cocktail features a new favorite drink of mine - agua fresca! The Mexican drink agua fresca (“fresh water” or “cool water”) is made with water and fruit. Agua fresca is so easy to make and oh so delicious! It's simply fruit, sugar and water blended together. If you don't have a blender/don't have access to agua fresca, you can pick up some mango nectar or juice from the store as a substitute.
hot pepper peach honey - click for the recipe, you can also substitute for regular honey
mango agua fresca or mango nectar
sparkling water or club soda
Drizzle honey into jar then flip over and line rim with honey.
2. Combine 2oz simple syrup, 4oz vodka, and 6oz mango into a shaker with ice. Shake well then pour into the honey-drizzled jar.
3. Top with sparkling water or club soda. Garnish with a peach and pepper (if you like it extra spicy) slice.