Peach Month – Facts You Don’t Know + Cocktails

Thursday 21st, August 2014 / 20:27 Written by
Peach Month – Facts You Don’t Know + Cocktails

Believe It or Not Peachy Facts

 

Did you know that the fuzzy peach is actually a member of the rose family? Or that China is the largest producer of peaches in the world, followed by Italy? Luckily, the whole month of August is dedicated to the decadent fruit.

Here are some interesting facts about peaches that you might not know, as well as several mouth-watering cocktail recipes that highlight the juicy fruit, from Sparkling ICE and VOGA Italia Wine.

PEACHY FACT #1: Often used in cosmetics, peaches are full of Vitamin A and C which makes for a fantastic, natural moisturizer

Peach Raspberry Lemonade

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Ingredients

  • 4 oz.  Peach Lemonade Sparkling ICE
  • 1.5 oz.  Raspberry flavored vodka
  • Splash of Grenadine syrup
  • Peach slices and mint leaves for garnish

Directions

  1. Using a tall Collins glass, pour vodka, & Peach Lemonade Sparkling ICE over ice.
  2. Stir gently to mix.
  3. Top with a splash of Grenadine syrup.
  4. Garnish with peach slices and mint leaves.

PEACHY FACT #2: Peaches are rich in phytochemicals called phenols that act as antioxidants

White Peach Sparkler

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Ingredients

  • 2. oz. VOGA  Sparkling Wine
  • 2 oz. White Peach Juice
  • ½  oz. silver tequila
  • White peaches and raspberries for garnish

Directions

  1. Mix white peach juice, white  slices and Tequila in a shaker with ice
  2. Pour into a martini glass and top with VOGA Sparkling

PEACHY FACT #3: A large peach has fewer than 70 calories and contains 3 grams of fiber

Peach Nectarine Creamsicle

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Ingredients

  • 3 oz.  Peach Nectarine  Sparkling ICE
  • 2 oz. Vanilla Vodka
  • Sliced peaches for garnish

Directions

  1. Pour vanilla vodka, then Peach Nectarine Sparkling ICE over ice.
  2. Garnish with sliced peaches, raspberry and basil

PEACHY FACT #4: Although the first peach orchard in the USA was established in Florida in 1565, peaches have been cultivated around the world since 1000 B.C.E

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