The lovely Colorado summertime continues to shine upon us and so does the breath-taking heat! With weeks of temperatures of 90+ degrees, it has been a hot one for sure, and it’s not over yet. As you finish doing your activities for the day, you feel like you are absolutely drenched and worn out. You start to slow the day down and guess what that means? It’s time to bust out your favorite patio chair, kick up your feet, and enjoy sipping on an ice-cold summertime concoction, like a peach basil cocktail. It’s the perfect way to cool down and relax.
We bet you are ready to try something new, something that sums up summertime bliss in a cool sort of way. But perhaps most other peach basil cocktail recipes have too many calories or too much sugar for you to enjoy one?
In enters, the absolutely refreshing-yet-light: Switch Peach Basil Cocktail.
One taste of this deliciously refreshing cocktail and you are transported to paradise. Who would have thought a peach and basil combination would be so perfect for such a task?
And where do the best peaches come from in Colorado?
Well, that’s in Palisade. Home of the Palisade Peach Festival every August.
PALISADE PEACHES & SWITCH VODKA
Starting in the 1800s, Colorado peaches became well-known for being grown in Palisade.
By the 1900s, Palisade peaches were being shipped all around the country. These popular peaches become very sweet and juicy due to Palisade’s climate.
Around this same time, the town of Palisade started a festival they called, “Peach Days”. This was a way for the town to give cheer to their popular fruit.
Now known as the Palisade Peach Festival, the community gathers every August for peaches, music, food, and more.
SWITCH VODKA STAYS TRUE TO PALISADE
With Switch Vodka being distilled in this wonderful state of ours, like Palisade’s peaches, they embody Colorado pride.
With this pride comes a healthy, outdoorsy lifestyle but with time to let loose and socialize.
Palisade decided to throw a festival yearly to celebrate how amazing Colorado peaches truly are and Switch vodka wanted to return the favor.
SWITCH PEACH BASIL VODKA
If you’ve never tried the combination of peach and basil before, you’re in for a real treat!
This might not be a combination that you would expect, but we can assure you it hits the spot! Made with locally-sourced Palisade peaches with a vapor-infused touch of basil.
So, when you get your hands on a bottle of Switch Peach Basil vodka, you’ll know that the flavor you get comes directly from real Palisade peaches, basil, and no fillers or BS stuff.
Now that we’re armed with a peach basil vodka, what kind of cocktail will we make? Well, what about a peach basil one?
RECIPE FOR THE PERFECT PEACH BASIL COCKTAIL
- 1.5 oz Switch Peach Basil Vodka
- 3 oz lemonade
- 1 oz club soda
- Garnish with a lemon or fresh peach slice
Fill a tall glass with as much ice as desired.
Pour 1.5 oz (one shot – or more, if you dare) of Switch Peach Vodka over ice.
Add 3 oz of your favorite lemonade followed by 1 oz of club soda.
Garnish your drink with a lemon or fresh peach slide and enjoy!