Peach and orange Metaxa cocktail

Peach and orange Metaxa cocktail

A refreshing summer Metaxa cocktail.


It’s peach season where we are! The beautiful Niagara peaches are now available in the grocery stores and outdoor markets and we are beyond excited! There is nothing quite like the juices of a ripe, sweet peach dripping down your chin. Messy? Sure. A little gross? Well, we don’t actually think so, but we suppose some might.

Although these peaches are amazing to enjoy just as they are, they are also incredible to use creatively. So, we’ve got quite a peach week in store for you all.

Peach and orange Metaxa cocktail

First up, because it’s Wednesday and because Wednesdays are great days for cocktails (yes, they are!), we decided to make a lovely summer drink using one of our favourite Greek spirits, Metaxa.

This amber spirit, which is neither a cognac nor a brandy, although many have likened it to both, is a wonderful addition to any liqueur collection. With its long history, and deep Greek roots, it makes any drink amazing. We hope that you give this cocktail a try; we think it’s a real peach!


Helpful hints

What if I can’t find Niagara peaches? Can I use another type of peach?

Sure. Just be sure to find the ripest, sweetest peaches you can. Also, be sure to wash them well because you will be pureeing them with the peel.

Can I use frozen peaches instead of fresh ones?

You can if you must, but you will end up with a slightly different and thicker drink. You may find that you need fewer ice cubes if you use frozen peaches. Adjust the ice to your taste.

What type of Metaxa should I use in this cocktail?

We used 12 stars Metaxa to make this drink but you can also use the 5 stars or 7 stars if that is what you have or can find for purchase; all of these will work well.

Peach and orange Metaxa cocktail
Peach and orange Metaxa cocktail

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Peach and orange Metaxa cocktail

Peach and orange Metaxa cocktail

A refreshing summer Metaxa cocktail.
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Cocktail Metaxa, Greek cocktail, Metaxa, Mia Kouppa cocktails, Mia Kouppa drinks
Servings: 1 drink
Author: Mia Kouppa

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 peaches diced
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 tbsp simple syrup
  • 1 - 2 tbsp Metaxa 12 stars
  • 4 - 5 ice cubes
  • peach slice, to garnish

Instructions

  • Combine the diced peaches, the orange juice and the simple syrup in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Add in the Metaxa and stir until well combined.
  • Place 4 - 5 ice cubes in a glass and pour the drink over the ice.
  • Garnish your glass with a slice of peach and serve immediately.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

We used 12 stars Metaxa for this drink, but you can use a different Metaxa if that is what you have.  You can learn more about the various forms of Metaxa by visiting their website.

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