Nectarine Vodka Chiller cocktail is sweet and fresh and oh so delicious.
I had the fortune of getting a small bushel of white nectarines. A nectarine is basically a bald peach and peaches and nectarines can be interchanged in recipes. However, nectarines tend to be firmer, sweeter and more aromatic than peaches. Nectarines also provide twice the amount of vitamin A and slightly more vitamin C and much more potassium than peaches.
The nectarines sitting on my counter were little sweet balls of goodness. I had to restrain myself.
No really, I did; they were that good. As you may have noted I wrote about them in the past tense, sadly they are all gone, but I have been scouring the market for more. They make a great healthy sweet snack or treat. They are great to use in baking because they hold their shape.
If you are lucky enough to stumble on some white nectarines, don’t hesitate gently grab them and take them home.
When you get them home store them in an open container in a cool temperature. To ensure they last the longest, the refrigerator is best, but you can keep them on the counter for a few days.
Select nectarines that are free of blemishes or bruises. A firm fruit is best. Pick nectarines that have a red blush, and avoid those that are still a bit green.
Don’t miss my Peach Martini Recipe.
Nectarine Vodka Chiller
- 1 nectarine pitted
- 1/2 lime juiced
- 1/2 ounce Cointreau
- 2 1/2 ounces Vodka (I used Peach Vodka(
- Fresh Ice
- In a blender add all nectarine, lime juice, cointreau and blend until smooth.
- Add vodka to blender and pulse once or twice to stir.
- Pour over highball filled with fresh ice.
- Serve with a nectarine wedge.