May I just say OH MY! *drool* These were a little work (a little, not a ton!) and SO SO SO worth it. Please, make them PLEASE!
Use a wooden muddler to crush the mint mixture in the pitcher, if available. The procedure releases the mint’s essential oils, melding them with the lime juice.
Yield: 10 servings (serving size: about 2/3 cup)
Source: Cooking Light Magazine, June 2008
3 cups coarsely chopped peeled ripe peaches (about 1 pound)
1 teaspoon grated lime rind
1 cup fresh lime juice (about 4 large limes)
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed mint leaves
2 cups white rum
4 cups club soda, chilled
Mint sprigs (optional)
1. Place peaches in a blender or food processor; process until smooth. Press peach puree through a fine sieve into a bowl; discard solids.
2. Combine rind, lime juice, sugar, and mint in a large pitcher; crush juice mixture with the back of a long spoon. Add peach puree and rum to pitcher, stirring until sugar dissolves. Stir in club soda. Serve over crushed ice. Garnish with mint sprigs, if desired.
Calories: 186 (1% from fat), Fat: 0.1g (sat 0.0g,mono 0.0g,poly 0.1g), Protein: 0.6g, Carbohydrate: 21.6g, Fiber: 0.9g, Cholesterol: 0.0mg, Iron: 0.3mg, Sodium: 21mg, Calcium: 14mg