Each week the South Shore Kitchen features a drink recipe and review from our list of underappreciated cocktails. Last week Cocktail Corner teased an upcoming nectarine basil mojito recipe. We ended up with a nectarine splash instead and let us tell you, it’s better than good! In fact, it’s one of the best drinks we have ever had. Sweet nectarine combined with the subtle herby flavor of thyme, slightly sweetened with simple syrup, a pop of citrus flavor and the bubbly goodness of Topo Chico. So, freaking delicious!
Happy Accidents Do Happen
We were dead set on trying the nectarine basil mojito because we love any version of a mojito but alas the basil in our herb garden met its demise and there was none to be had in the local stores. We had to improvise and our thyme plant is producing more than we can use in a lifetime. So we decided to wing it and we are glad we did!
This is a super easy recipe to prepare, we are giving the recipe to make a single cocktail but would definitely suggest whipping up a pitcher. They are even great minus the alcohol. Crazy, but true! All you need to do is cut two thin slices off of a very ripe nectarine. Add them to the bottom of your cocktail shaker, add a pinch of sugar, mint leaves, thyme, and muddle until everything is broken up and the juice from the nectarine is release. Then top with simple syrup, white rum, lime juice, and ice. Give it a good shake and pour into a large rocks glass. Add Topo Chico to fill the glass, garnish if desired and enjoy.
Across the board we are giving nectarine splash 5 cheers and beyond! Everyone loved it, as we previously said it is delicious with or without alcohol. We would make this just to drink, for a party, or as a roadie. This recipe is as good as it gets. Even if you aren’t a nectarine fan, we think it will win you over.
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- 2 thin slices of very ripe nectarines
- 3 fresh mint leaves
- 5 sprigs of fresh thyme
- Pinch of sugar
- ½ oz lime juice
- 1 ½ oz. simple syrup
- 1 ½ oz. white rum
- Topo Chico
- Muddle mint, thyme, and nectarine slices with a pinch of sugar in a shaker.
- Add simple syrup, rum, and top with ice. Shake vigorously.
- Pour entire contents in a glass and top with Topo Chico.