It's Friday. I have a couple of interesting recipes to post, but as Justin points out, I've been working quite hard lately on Too Many Chefs. (No word yet on the arrival - or non arrival - of Barrett's bed in MD, by the way.) So I had a choice tonight when I sat at the computer: I could tell you about the lovely salade niçoise I made this week or pour myself a Peach Vodka & Tonic. As I sat watching Germany finally triumph over Argentina in Berlin, my decision was clear: the V&T won out.
If you'd like to celebrate the German victory (or drown your Argentinian sorrows) with a lovely summer drink with a very hearty punch, here is the recipe: fill a short glass with ice. Pour vodka to about the one third point. (Yes, I know, but the ice is taking up room too - it'll be about a quarter vodka. No really.) Add a splash - about a tablespoon and a half - of crème de pêche (peach liqueur). Pour tonic over the ice and garnish with juicy ripe chunks of peach. You can add a sprig of mint too, though I forgot it for the photo. It goes well with peaches, adding a sweet refreshing touch. A lemon zest also livens the peach flavour (though in that case, drop the mint). However you make it, the drink is potent and summery and full of the tastes of summer.
As you may have guessed, I like peach drinks.