If you have some fresh, ripe peaches and some nice rum on hand, this Fresh Peach Daiquiri recipe is a great way to combine them!
Originally published August 19, 2020. Updated on 7/21/2023
Luckily it’s peach season here!
SO, with a bunch of fresh summer peaches on hand for recipe development (As I mentioned in my Balsamic Peach Bruschetta Recipe yesterday), I decided to finally publish my recipe for fresh peach daiquiris!
“Frozen peach daiquiri”, specifically... in the sense of the daiquiri. Not in the “use frozen peaches” sense, as it’s made with fresh fruit!
It’s a very simple variation on a classic daiquiri recipe, takes only a few ingredients, and comes together in about 5 minutes.
IMHO, this peach cocktail is one of the best ways to enjoy the sweet summer harvest.
Anyway, this refreshing cocktail recipe makes 2 generous servings.
If you’ve had A DAY, consider this a 2 serving recipe.
If not - and you’re just making it as an everyday happy hour indulgence - it’s probably more like 4 servings.
To be honest, I generally only make myself a frozen daiquiri when it’s been A DAY, though, so in my mind... this is a 2 serving recipe.
This recipe takes just a few simple ingredients, here are some notes for you:
There are 3 “levels” of peaches you can use for this recipe, each producing different results.
The Best Peaches
To make the perfect peach daiquiris, you’ll want to use fresh ingredients: in-season peaches that are quite ripe for this recipe... ideally.
They’ll have the best flavor, they’ll blend up smoother than form peaches, and the end product will just be better.
Basically, look to use fresh peaches that are ripe enough to be REALLY annoying to peel - to the point where you can basically just peel the skin off with your fingers - but not so ripe that it’s just complete mush in your hands, bruised, etc.
When you’re done messing around with it, you’ll feel like you really earned that drink. It’s all good!
Plan B Peaches
If you have to use less ripe peaches - I get it, daiquiri emergencies come up - you’ll want to add a bit more sugar.
If they’re really firm - and you have some extra time - blend the peaches and the sugar together, alone. Let it sit in the blender for a bit - 30 minutes to an hour - before adding the other ingredients
This is maceration, and it draws the juices out of the peaches. It just makes for a nicer blend, and better peach flavor.
If it’s totally off-season, and you really, really want a peach daiquiri anyway... you CAN use frozen peaches.
When this is the case, use, 3 cups worth of frozen peach slices or chunks, and cut the ice to 1 cup of ice. Taste it - you may need to add a bit more sugar.
Note: When it comes to frozen fruit, there’s not a lot of sense in macerating it. Not only does it not really do much - the freezing and thawing process breaks the fruit down in a similar way - it also eliminates the benefit you get from subbing some of the ice with frozen peaches.
... just don't use canned peaches. Please.
Choice of Rum
While white rum /light rum is traditional when it comes to making daiquiris, I prefer to use amber rum at the very least... but if I have Newfoundland Screech on hand, that’s what I’m using.
Hands down, no question.
Newfoundland Screech is a Jamaican Black Rum, and it’s FULL of complex flavour - and kind of fruity.
I love what this dark rum brings to my daiquiris, and highly recommend it.
When I was still living in the US, Screech was pretty hard to come by, so I used Amber Rum instead.
I just prefer the richer flavour of a darker rum, and do not find that it overpowers the peaches... especially if you’re using super ripe, fresh peaches!
I’m not a fan of spiced rum in general, so I’ve never tried it in this recipe.
I don’t bother using a simple syrup for this recipe, as the sugar more or less dissolves in the blender / is hidden by the texture of the ice.
Instead, I use just plain granulated sugar, for its neutral taste.
An equal amount of honey would be a good substitute, but something like brown sugar or maple syrup is a bit much, and can mask the fresh peach flavor.
The Fruit Juice
So, it’s my default citrus for making daiquiris, margaritas, and... well, pretty much anything I’d normally put fresh lime juice or lemon juice in.
If you don’t live anywhere near a great Filipino grocery store, though, it may be hard to come by.
In that case, go traditional and use lime juice - ideally freshly squeezed! - instead.
(But seriously, Calamansi juice is LOVE)
If you’re using properly ripe peaches, you will end up with a fair amount of juice on your cutting board, from peeling the peaches.
Put it to good use: Rim your cocktail glasses
I like to pour the juice off into a small plate or bowl - one that the top of the glass will fit in - and use it to rim the glasses.
To do so, have one plate or bowl with the juice, and another with a bit of sugar in it. Invert a glass into the juice, whirl around to coat the rim, then immediately twirl the wet rim into the sugar bowl.
If you aren’t using super ripe peaches, you can put a bit of lemon juice into the first bowl, instead of the fresh peach juice.
Interested in seeing some fun ways you can do rims for cocktails? Check out my post, “Candied Rims for Cocktails”.
Grenadine may be a weird ingredient for daiquiris, but whatever. Sometimes you get peaches with not a lot of red to them, and - IMHO - peach daiquiris should be peach coloured!
So, if your daiquiri turns out bright yellow and you’re with me on the colour snobbery, toss a tablespoon of grenadine into the blender and give it a whirl.
Frozen Daiquiri Variations
While the base recipe in the recipe card (at the end of this post) is fantastic on its own, here are a few ways you can customize this recipe for your tastes:
Virgin Peach Daiquiri
You can make a non-alcoholic version of this Fresh Peach Daiquiri by substituting peach juice or water for the rum.
You can add 1 ½ teaspoon of Rum Flavour / Extract if you want to get fancy about it!
Frozen Peach Margarita
Not as into the rum, and prefer Tequila?
Just substitute tequila in place of the rum, and your Fresh Peach Daiquiri becomes a Fresh Peach Margarita.
If you want to be more authentic with it, you also want to substitute the sugar rim for a salt rim - do everything the same, just use salt in place of the sugar.
Kosher or sea salt works best, and I’ll usually grate some lime zest into the salt bowl as well. Just have fun with it!
Other Fruit Daiquiris
Not a fan of peaches? You can try these other fresh fruit daiquiris:
Raspberry Daiquiri: Use 2.5 cups of fresh raspberries in place of the peaches. Omit the grenadine.
Mango Daiquiri: Peel 2 ripe mangoes, chop the fruit into chunks and discard the pits. Use in place of the peaches, omit the grenadine.
Strawberry Daiquiris: Hull 3 cups of fresh strawberries, chop and use in place of the peaches. Omit Grenadine.
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Fresh Peach Daiquiri Recipe [Frozen Daiquiris]
- 3 Fresh ripe peaches ripe peaches
- 4 oz Amber rum
- ¼-1/3 cup Granulated sugar Plus extra for rimming
- 1 tablespoon Calamansi juice or Fresh lime juice
- 2 cups ice
- 1 tablespoon Grenadine optional
- Peel, pit, and chop your peaches, reserve juice for rim
- Add peaches, rum, sugar, and juice to electric blender (or food processor), blitz until smooth
- Pour reserved juice into a small dish or bowl. Add extra sugar to a second bowl
- Rim glasses - invert a coupe glass into the juice, twirl to coat. Immediately place wet rim into sugar, twirl to coat the rim of the glass. Repeat on second glass.
- Add ice to the blender of peach puree mixture, blitz until smooth
- Pour daiquiri into prepared glasses, garnish with a fresh peach slice.
- Serve immediately