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My love-hate relationship with peaches continues. I bought some rock hard peaches two days ago. I happened to walk by today, touched, and my finger discovered definite softness. These peaches did not have 12 hours left, let alone 24. If I had 24 hours and if Kiefer Sutherland was available, then …

No, no heroes were nearby. I could only find my solution in drink. Here’s a great way to use your own almost-gone peaches: Peach Margaritas. In fact, the closer to their end, the sweeter the peaches will be and that’s just dandy.

This is the epitome of a frozen fruit drink. Definite fruit flavor, but not overpowering. Certainly not sour, but not sweet enough to cause cavities. And cold, very, very cold.

This drink scales easily so you can prepare it in abundance for family or friends. If you are floating in your pool with a plastic container, you should have a peachy afternoon.

Note: I was not sure how to spell “Kiefer Sutherland” so webbed it and got information. The spelling. And the fact that he was born in London, England. My God, the hero of the TV series 24 is a Brit. It’s a Brit who kills everybody, not an American. I am so relieved that I’m going to have another glass.

Brian’s Peach Margarita

Yield: 2 large cocktails


  • 3 ounces tequila, silver is fine
  • 2 ounces Mandarin Napoleon orange liquor [my orange liquor preference]
  • 3 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice [lemon, not lime]
  • 4 ounces simple syrup
  • 3 fresh peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced [the sweeter the better]
  • 3 cups ice cubes


Put all ingredients in your blender and process until flowing but viscous. Add more ice if necessary to get that “frozen drink texture” that lets you enjoy the beverage over a significant period of time.

Source: Brian O’Rourke inspired by The Great Margarita Book by Al Lucero

Photo Information Canon T2i, EFS 60 mm Macro Lens, F/5.6 for 1/40th second at ISO‑3200