Welcome to the Weekend [Peach Gin & Tonics]

20130823-221210.jpg20130823-221253.jpgG&Ts baby! Happy Friday, friends. Let’s celebrate. Summer, an abundance of peaches, the arrival of the weekend, all good reasons.20130823-221442.jpgLike my grandmother, the gin and tonic is my favourite cocktail. It’s actually Spain’s, too, apparently. And one of my favourite DJ’s. Won’t you join us for a drink?20130823-222016.jpg20130823-221845.jpg20130823-222159.jpgI usually stick to some lime or maybe cucumber if I add anything to the classic cocktail, but I wanted to sip on peach season.
Peach Simple Syrup (makes a little over a cup of syrup)
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
2 peaches, pitted and chopped

Put all the ingredients in a saucepan and bring the mixture to a boil. Lower the heat and let the syrup simmer until all the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and cover, let it sit for at least a half hour (I put mine in the fridge overnight to really get the peachy flavour out). Let cool completely before using, and store in the fridge.

To make your peachy G&Ts…
Add about 1 tbsp of peach syrup with the chopped peaches into your regular G&T — I’d say about a shot of gin, topped up with tonic water (2oz gin + 4oz tonic?), but I wouldn’t disapprove of making that a double!


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