I have yet to create a drink recipe on my page! For shame... I have so many great drink ideas, too! This one was inspired because Phil bought a bunch of nectarines early last week and they needed to be eaten ASAP otherwise we would have had to throw them out. Also, we ran what seemed like never-ending errands today and I had ZERO water, so I came home feeling like I was going to absolutely die of dehydration. I was hot, sweaty, grumpy, and in need of something refreshing. We broke out our juicer and juiced our super ripe nectarines. It actually turned it more into a syrup than a liquid, which was fine. We drizzled 1 tablespoon of the nectarine syrup into a champagne flute, 1 teaspoon of honey, then added enough Pellegrino to fill champagne flute to the top. Stir in 2 ice cubes and serve with a nectarine slice on the rim. Phil and I sat out on the balcony and went through about 6 flutes, drinking silently and enjoying the evening until we felt like our batteries were recharged.
You could do this without the honey, but we found it wasn't *quite* sweet enough and the honey added a really nice flavor. This would also be delicious with a couple frozen raspberries dropped in.
If you don't have a juicer, puree your nectarines with enough water to turn it into a thick liquid.
6 ripe nectarines (1 reserved as garnish/to nibble on)
Sparkling water (Pellegrino, Perrier, whatever)
Frozen raspberries (optional)
1. Juice or blend your nectarines to create a syrup
2. Drizzle 1 Tbsp of nectarine syrup into the bottom of a champagne flute
3. Top with 1 tsp of honey
4. Pour your sparking water over the mixture and stir
5. Drop in your frozen raspberries and ice cubes
6. Serve with a nectarine slice on the rim