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
Kali Alexandria says
Super tasty and I love the non-alcoholic version!
These are both excellent drinks. We had friends over a few nights ago, and I made both of them. Everyone loved them.
Loved these margs. They taste like summer.
I typically don’t drink alcohol so I love finding refreshing beverages I can enjoy when entertaining. This peach spritzer is perfect. Love how it uses in season fresh peaches.
I bet these are fresh and delicious. Perfect for summer.
I saw this on a 4th of July roundup and just had to pin it. I hope you’ll share your best post of the week on my Friday Flash Blog Linky Party going on ALL weekend at The Jenny Evolution.
This is making me so thirsty and wishing it was happy hour. Nice recipes and gorgeous photos. What a great way to use our lovely Colorado peaches.
Debra Eliotseats says
Perfect peachy recipes.
Haha! With all those wonderful concoctions you've been posting, I'd think you were a cocktail-sipping mommy too! This sounds particularly wonderful right now to soothe my terribly inflamed throat caused by this crazy weather we're having. A dash of alcohol won't hurt, right? It's medicine, right? Helps the flu too, right?
Toni @ Boulder Locavore says
Oh Ping, I'm so sorry to hear you are under the weather. I know when the temperatures cycle drastically I've come down with viruses too. I'd say for you 'Cocktail Mommy' suggests a shot of straight whiskey and alot of sleep! Feel better soon.
Cooking with Michele says
I'm having my neighborhood ladies over for cocktails tonight (a great thing that we do once a month or so at rotating houses in our area) and I'm serving bellinis so I can use the peaches in season. The idea of a non alcoholic spritzer is perfect for those who want an alternative! Hope your summer has been great and hope to see you this fall.
Tried the Peach Marg's last night and they were YUMMY … although if you aren't a fan of sweet cocktails, might not be your full cup of tea. The proportions Toni recommended were very good … although we were able to go lighter on the Agave since we had very ripe peaches.
On your Bellinis, be aware that peach puree seems to react/release with carbonation – i.e. no matter how carefully you combine them, you'll see a “fizz” up occur. I have seen this in previous years with champagne and saw it again last night with Soda water. Still drinkable, but more work to make the drinks and they won't be as fizzy.
Toni @ Boulder Locavore says
Thanks Alek for the report back after your experimentation! Hope it used at least 4 of your 1,000 ripe peaches (always like to do my part to help a friend out). You make a great point I also try to stress with any recipe; it must be tasted! The peaches I had were sweet but I'm sure not as sweet as those you described so I'm glad you and your mixology side kick adapted for your needs.
I think your Bellini comment was for the commenter above who made them. The second drink I posted was non alcoholic. Since mine was combined with mineral water, the fizz was intended and part of the drink.
Thanks for commenting!
Toni @ Boulder Locavore says
What a fun outing Michele! I hope that means you are feeling on the mend. I'm sure the ladies appreciate your hospitality and that it will be delicious!
Cooking with Michele says
Alek, I solved the fizz problem by making a large batch in a punchbowl with plenty of room to spare. And to keep the whole thing cold, I froze a bottle of prosecco with a bunch of peach slices in it which was lovely. (And after everyone left the party I ate all the peaches – yum!)