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by on October 29th, 2018

Peaches and Herb Martini

Another cocktail for you to try.

A couple of weeks ago my friend Peggy was over for dinner and we (she) decided to experiment with a cocktail. A little gin and a little peach and we (she) ( I just provided some gin and other essential ingredients) came up with another nice cocktail, Peaches and Herb (herb some from the gin of course).

I can remember my very first martini and it was not a pleasant memory. My husband went to Missouri School of Mines in Rolla, Missouri. He was a Sig Ep and I went up for every party weekend. At the time there were NO girls in school so all the  girls were imported in for parties. Over the years of partying in a really cool old Ozzie and Harriet type fraternity house, it was torn down and they built a tall multi story brick building. No more bar in the basement that looked like a cave. 

We were married his last year and half of college and lived next door in a house the fraternity owned that was called The Cat Lady’s house (whole other story). There was a grand opening for the new frat house and cocktails were served. Since I have never been a beer drinker I decided I would try a martini. It sounded like such a sophisticated cocktail. But I though it was the nastiest thing I’d ever drank; since at the time my drink of choice was a Singapore Sling. 

Martinis have come a long since those olive studded drinks and these days you will find Grapefruit, Pomegranate, Lemon Drop, Blueberry and I even call my Aviation Cocktail a martini since I serve it in a martini glass and it is made from gin. So, this Peach martini will go on my list of “to do” drinks for company. Here’s a list of some other martinis if you are a gin drinker. This Peach and Herb and also my Aviation Cocktail (Martaini) both use Luxardo maraschino cherries. These are not your run of the mill bright artificially colored cherry you find at your grocery. These are expensive but worth ever penny. Luxardo cherries are blackish red with no artificial dye and have a nutty like flavor with no sticky after taste and the syrup added to a cocktail will make you forget those other bright red cherries the next time you want to make a cocktail.

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Want a great appetizer to go with the martini you are about to make? Try my Bang Bang Shrimp Appetizer.

Add a twist of lemon.

See that cherry in the bottom. Best part of the drink or one of the best parts.

Peaches and Herb Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Hendricks Gin
  • 1 1/2 oz. Peach Schnapps
  • 1/2-3/4 oz. Chambord
  • 1 Luxardo Maraschino cherry and about 1/2 tsp. of juice no imitations

Instructions

  1. Put the gin, schnapps and chambered into a cocktail shaker with some crushed ice and shake vigorously.
  2. Put the Luxardo cherry and a little juice in the bottom of a martini glass. Strain the cocktail into a martini glass.

Recipe Notes

The Luxardo maraschino cherries are so much better than the little red ones you get in the grocery for $1 but they come with a hefty price of around $20.

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