As a child, one of my favorite things to do on a hot summer’s day was sit in our family room with the record player, Linda Ronstadt and Janis Ian albums (vinyl!) and sing along while reading the lyrics on the record sleeves. To this day, I know all the words to every song, can start singing the next song on the album before it even starts, and associate their music with summer.
The gloomy, overcast, cold and rainy days we’ve been experiencing have made me feel sluggish and Eeyore-like, so I decided to make a summertime drink to cheer myself up. By the way, this is not a drink I had back when I was listening to those albums!
After looking online for a blended peach Bellini recipe, and not finding exactly what I wanted (and not having access to fresh peaches, or limes that weren’t dried up), I played around with ingredients I had on hand and made my own.
“Alexa, play Linda Ronstadt” – here we go…
Gather ingredients: canned peaches in juice, lime juice, pink Moscato, sugar and ice. This lime is just for looks because it’s been around awhile and is all dried up! I only used it for the garnish.
Place ingredients in the blender, starting with the peaches, lime juice and pink Moscato. You always want to put your liquid ingredients in the blender first.
Blend until smooth. It doesn’t take long. And there you have it – a summertime drink, anytime!