These Peach Margaritas are a perfect refreshing cocktail for summer sipping! And for an equally refreshing drink without booze you’ll love the Fresh Peach Spritzer. Both use sweet fresh peaches for authentic peach flavor perfect for Happy Hour enjoyment.
We’ve tossed out the orange liqueur (no triple sec or Grand Marnier) or peach schnapps in these fresh-style Peach Margaritas. They don’t need any of it thanks to the fresh peach puree. It’s perfect during peach season for making homemade margaritas. The flavors of these fruity margaritas are genuine and fresh making them perfect for quenching summer’s heat. This refreshing summer cocktail is a perfect way to celebrate the season.
And because not everyone wants a classic cocktail but would love to join in, the Fresh Peach Spritzer is a thirst quenching non-alcoholic drink also with a fruity twist of fresh peach flavor. Whichever you choose they both use simple ingredients and are easy to make.
The peach margaritas are lightly sweetened with agave nectar (no simple syrup required). And the spritzer only with the peach puree so you can add it to your healthy recipes.
Enjoy both with Grilled Peach and Corn Salsa at your next party!
Recipe Ingredients Notes
Tequila. Use silver tequila or blanco tequila (also called white tequila). This type of tequila has not been aged at all or less than 2 months making it the perfect flavor for classic margaritas. Choose ‘100% agave’ or puro de agave. This means the tequila has not had anything artificial added which might affect it’s true flavor. Patron Roca Silver is a great high end choice and we love Espolon Blanco for an excellent mid-range priced tequila.
Fresh squeezed lime juice. Skip the bottled lime juice and use fresh lime juice for the best flavor. We use a handheld juice which extracts the juice fully and strains out the seeds.
Agave nectar. This sweetener comes from the same plant tequila is made from. It adds the perfect type of sweetness to a classic margarita and this peach margarita recipe.
Fresh peach. Making the peach puree just requires a fresh fully ripe peach (yellow peaches or white peaches both work). It will be peeled and pitted then placed in a blender to be pureed. Unripe or super firm peaches will not puree as easily or have as much flavor.
You’ll need 1-2 ounces of puree for the margarita and 2-3 ounces for the spritzer. One peach will make enough puree for one of the drinks to gauge the amount of peaches depending on your serving amount.
Fresh limes. Both drinks are garnished with lime slices. A lime wedge is squeezed into the spritzer too.
Non-alcoholic Peach Spritzer
Sparkling water. You can use mineral water or regular sparkling water. It will mix with the peach puree to make the drink.
How to Make Peach Margaritas
STEP 1. Make the peach puree
Peel and pit the ripe peach (or peaches if making more puree). Place in the blender and puree until smooth. You could use this puree in peach smoothies too.
STEP 2. Make the peach margarita
Combine the tequila, fresh lime juice, agave nectar, and 1-2 ounces of the peach puree in a cocktail shaker (photo 1) or quart size Mason jar (photo 2). Add a large handful of ice (photo 3).
Seal and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Strain into an Old Fashioned or Rocks glass with fresh ice cubes (photo 4).
How to make a non-alcoholic Peach Spritzer mocktail
STEP 1. Peach puree
Follow instructions to make fresh peach puree (above or in recipe card at the end of the post).
STEP 2. Combine
In a tall or highball glass filled with ice cubes pour in 2-3 ounces of peach puree followed by the sparkling water. Stir to combine
Squeeze in a lime wedge and add the lime to the drink. Stir.
Add some orange juice. If you want a bit of orange flavors whiteout the sugary orange liqueur, add a bit of fresh orange juice after tasting the drink.
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Fresh Peach Margarita and Fresh Peach Spritzer (non-alcoholic)
Ingredients for Fresh Peach Margarita:
- 1 ½ ounce silver or Blanco tequila (I prefer organic and have loved Republic of late)
- ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
- ½ ounce agave syrup
- 1-2 ounces of fresh Peach Puree*
- Lime slice (garnish)
Ingredients for Peach Spritzer:
- 2-3 ounces fresh Peach Puree
- Mineral or sparkling water
- Fresh lime wedge
To Make Peach Puree*
- Peel and pit one medium peach. Place the peach in a blender and blend until pureed.
Instructions for Fresh Peach Margarita
- Place all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake to fully combine. Strain into an old fashioned/rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish with a lime slice.
Instructions for Peach Spritzer:
- In a tall or highball glass filled with ice, add peach puree and fill with mineral water. Stir to combine. Squeeze lime wedge into the drink and then add put it into the drink.
Originally published: August 16, 2012