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#CocktailHour: Mexican Peach


It's that time of the week again!  Today we have a bit of a fiesta as we explore a drink called the "Mexican Peach"...

The recipe I have calls for 1.5 ounces of tequila, 1 ounce of peach schnapps, 1 ounce margarita mix, and 1 ounce cranberry juice.  To fill up a standard short tumbler, I needed to multiply the recipe ingredients by three.

Though I kept it at one slice of lime for garnish- since three maraschino cherries is class, but three lime slices is excessive.

I'm not going to lie.  I'm not a fan of peaches to begin with.  I find them to be rather sweet and sugary.  This drink isn't all that different in terms of sweetness.

It DOES taste like peaches though- so if you are a fan of them, you'll probably like this drink.  The cranberry juice does mellow it out a bit by adding a touch of tartness to it... but not enough to really appeal to me though.

In fact, the sweetness is strong enough that it pretty much hides the flavor of the tequila... which may or may not be a good thing?  I honestly couldn't tell.  In fact, part of me would've have liked to have tasted the tequila as a counterpoint to the overall peach flavor.

This isn't the sort of drink you'd order at the bar or pub... nor is it one that you'd really be inclined to request or make at a party... or even at home.  In fact, I'm not sure when you'd actually have cause to have this drink.

I have to say that I wouldn't recommend a Mexican Peach, nor will I be inclined to make it again.  I'm going to have to put it in "The Ugly".


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