Nectarine Whiskey Fizz

Nectarine Whiskey Fizz 3Dear Lady in the Pretty Light Blue SUV driving in front of me this morning:

I’m sure that the friendly neighborhood sheriff who pulled you over, let you in on everything…but just in case he missed something…I thought I’d fill you in…

I’m not sure if you are aware of this, but you had a trail of cars behind you, which was quite the feat in itself, because that particular road is very quiet, with very little traffic, especially at that time of the morning.

You’d probably like to know that you swerved into the opposite lane three times, I’m guessing only one of which was noticed by the friendly neighborhood sheriff who pulled you over. Thank goodness there were no cars coming at the time…or a stopped school bus… or a person getting their newspaper out of their mailboxes.

I’d also like to make you aware that….
Yep. You read it right.
Ten miles per hour.
Nectarine Whiskey FizzNow, I’m not sure if it was during the time you were putting your mascara or when you were putting your lipstick on when you finally noticed the flashing lights behind you. But you did give me a good chuckle at how long it took you to finally pull over for the sheriff!

Believe me…it was the longest and slowest police chase I’ve ever seen in my life. Okay, it was the ONLY police chase I’ve ever seen in my life, and I thank you for giving me the opportunity to witness it, because I am totally amused right now!

I mean, there’s no doubt that I, along with all of the other cars behind me, were highly annoyed with you…I’m probably the only one who could see you in your driver’s side mirror putting on makeup…everyone else behind us probably thought you were drunk. And…I’m sure that the general consensus, at least with me, was a tremendous feeling of justice when the cop came racing past all of us to get to you. Well…I say he was racing, but it was really more of a “crawling” past all of us to get to you… Ten miles an hour, remember?

It was a thrill…
I think we probably all cheered together in our cars!

And now…I think we all need a drink.
And I have the perfect one for all of us…

This Nectarine Whiskey Fizz
Nectarine Whiskey Fizz 5Nectarine nectar and whiskey are a delicious combination. I tend to like my drinks on the sweeter side, so after topping it off with club soda (or lemon lime soda or gingerale), a cube of Turbinado sugar gives it that sweetness that totally tickles my fancy. Serving it over crushed ice makes it one of my new favorite drinks for this coming summer! Top it off with a little sprig of mint, some fresh nectarine slices, and a drizzle of grenadine to give it that “Summer in a Glass” look.

Life is good. It’s a “I would have loved to have been a fly on the car door to hear what the sheriff had to say to Miss Light Blue SUV…” kind of good.

Nectarine Whiskey Fizz
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Recipe type: Cocktail
Serves: 1 serving
  • 1 oz Whiskey
  • 3 oz Nectarine Nectar
  • 2 to 3 mint leaves
  • Ice Cubes
  • Club Soda (Lemon Lime Soda, or Gingerale)
  • ½ oz Grenadine
  • Crushed Ice
  • Nectarine Slices
  • Sprig of Mint
  • 1 cube Turbinado Sugar
  1. Muddle the mint leaves in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add the whiskey and nectarine nectar. Add enough ice cubes to cover the liquid. Cover, and shake for about 20 seconds.
  2. Fill an old fashioned glass with crushed ice, and strain the shaken cocktail over the ice. Top with Club Soda. Drizzle Grenadine into the middle of the drink.
  3. Garnish with mint leaves, nectarine slices, and a cube of turbinado sugar.

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