Pinot Grigio Peach Sweet Tea
Hosting a weekend brunch? Our Pinot Grigio Peach Sweet Tea will be a crowd pleaser. Evoke the avenues and sidewalk cafes of Rome with this Italian favorite. Slightly sweet Pinot Grigio combines with piquant peaches to titillate the taste buds without overwhelming them. If you can’t find fresh peaches in season, check the international section of a quality supermarket for packaged peach nectar.
Makes 1 cocktail
3/4 cup (6 oz) Robert Mondavi Pinot Grigio
3 dashes Angostura Bitters
1 oz extra strong black tea, brought to room temperature
1 oz peach simple syrup (recipe below)
1/2 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
Slices of fresh peaches, for garnish
Fill a rocks glass with ice, then top with 3 dashes of Angostura Bitters. Add strongly steeped tea (use two teabags for a cup instead of one when brewing), peach simple syrup, Pinot Grigio, and lemon juice. Stir with a cocktail spoon, and add slices of peaches to garnish.
PEACH SIMPLE SYRUP
2 peaches, sliced
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium/low heat until all sugar is dissolved. Allow mixture to cool, with peaches still inside the pan. Once the syrup has cooled, about 30 minutes, remove the peaches with a slotted spoon. Transfer the syrup to a mason jar or a plastic squeeze bottle. You can use this mixture for naturally flavored sodas or other cocktails.