The morning started with heavy rain. It was a complete downpour. I think what woke me was thunder. It was either that or the sound of water gushing out of downspouts. That day kicked off a string of wet, grey days with a winter chill. There was one thing I wanted more than anything. And that one thing was summer. I longed for shorts, flip-flops, and warm sunshine. Thoughts of going to the market and smelling all the fresh fruit and vegetables filled my head. All I could do was to mix up a sparkling peach cocktail to satisfy a craving for a season long gone.
Peaches are a highlight of summer in the south. Some year’s harvest are better than others. The best are when they are so juicy it is hard to hold them while peeling and slicing. I have to remember to hold them over a bowl to catch every drop. Oh what I would give for a bag of those peaches right now. Sigh. Hopefully this summer will bring one of those superb crops.
Meanwhile winter is at hand. Fortunately peach nectar and frozen peach slices are available. All you have to do is shake the nectar with peach brandy, orange juice, and lemon juice. Pour it over ice in glasses and top it with sparkling wine. Garnish with peach slices. Pretending it is summer while sipping on a sparkling peach cocktail is entirely up to you.
What do you crave in winter? Or at the end of the year? Is there something you must have before January arrives? Scroll down to see what some of my fellow Sunday Supper bloggers are craving. There are plenty of tasty recipes to be discovered. A big thank you to Cindy of Cindy’s Recipes and Writings for hosting our year end event. For more summery peachy recipes, take a look at Peaches and Cream Frozen Yogurt and Peach Sorbet.
- 2 ounces Peach Brandy
- 2 ounces Peach Nectar
- 2 ounces Orange Juice
- 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
- 4 ounces brut sparkling wine, chilled
- Peach slices for garnish
- Shake brandy, nectar, orange juice, and lemon juice with ice and strain into 2 glasses filled with ice cubes.
- Top with sparkling wine and garnish with a peach slice.
The fun of cravings is satisfying them. It’s also fun to see the variety of what others crave. Check out these recipes and don’t blame me if they cause any hankerings of your own:
Comfort Food Cravings
- Beef Tenderloin Citrus Arugula Salad from Family Foodie
- Chunky Beef Chili from MealDiva
- Cowboy Candy (Candied Jalapenos) from Rhubarb and Honey
- Creamy Veggie and Chip Dip from La Bella Vita Cucina
- Golabki (Stuffed Cabbage Rolls) from Healthy. Delicious.
- Jalapeno Poppers Wrapped in Bacon from Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Lightened and Loaded Potato Soup from Momma’s Meals
- Prime Rib Roast from Confessions of a Culinary Diva
- Roasted Cashews & Walnuts with Honey and Herbs from Delaware Girl Eats
- Russian Black Bread from Curious Cuisiniere
- Sausage & Pepperoni Stromboli from Casa de Crews
- Steak and Eggs from Nosh My Way
- Steak Tartare from The Texan New Yorker
- Swiss Onion Bread from The Foodie Army Wife
Quench Your Thirst Cravings
- Coconut Curry Mussels from The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Crab Artichoke Bread from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Seafood Scampi from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Cravings
- Apple Bundt Cake from Pancake Warriors
- Dark Chocolate Potato Chip Fudge from Nik Snacks
- Dulce de Leche Rice Krispy Treats from Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Hot Chocolate Milky Way Brownie Pie from Take A Bite Out of Boca
- Lower-Sugar Carrot Cake Jam from What Smells So Good?
- Maple Syrup Creme Brulee from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- Mint Infused Deep Dish Brownies from The Perfect Brownie
- Paleo Pound Cake from NinjaBaker
- Pizzelle from Eat, Drink and be Tracy
- Sweet Potato Sheet Cake from Pies and Plots
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