Brown Sugar Bourbon Peach Pie

Brown Sugar Bourbon Peach Pie +1This pie is an end of a really long work week, so I’m going to get drunk on pie-pie. But seriously. I have had a series of really busy weeks, so when Friday came along, I decided to forgo happy hour and dinner plans to come home and dive straight into this galette.

My mom came for a visit and brought me the most wonderfully ripe peaches from a local peach festival near her town. I know, I know it’s a little cliché to say, but really, these peaches were so much sweeter and better than the ones I usually get at the store.

They were perfectly tender and juicy. Even their scent made my mouth water! So thanks, Mom, for saving a few of these peaches to bring to me! My mom used her peaches and made some pies with brown sugar crumble crust. I decided to take mine up a notch or two with a little bourbon. Perfect for a Friday evening happy hour, don’t ya think?

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Coconut Mojito Granita

Coconut Mojito Granita_Natalie Paramore3This Italian inspired ice is somewhere between a sorbet and a snocone, perfect to beat the hot, hot heat in Texas this summer! Just a few ingredients and no fancy tools required. You can switch up the flavor combinations and make your own all summer long!

 

Ingredients:

13 oz of coconut milk (or about 1 1/2 cups of fresh fruit)

1 cup of sugar

1 cup of water

1/3 cup fresh mint

1 lime

Fresh mint for garnish

 

Directions:

Mint Simple Syrup:

Bring 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar to boil

Stir and let sugar dissolve completely

Pour sugar water over fresh chopped mint leave

Cover and let steep until it comes to room temperature

 

Coconut Mojito Granita:

Blend coconut milk and simple syrup until smooth

Pour into shallow dish

Ever 30-45 minutes, grate over mixture with a fork creating fluffy ice crystals

Repeat this step 3-4 times

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Now you have a gorgeous granita! Make you own flavor combinations or even add a splash of rum to make turn this granita into an adult friendly summer beverage. You know that’s what I will be doing!Coconut Mojito Granita_Natalie Paramore2