Ice, Ice Baby: Peach Daiquiri; Wine Chiller; Ice Cream Shops
GourmetGrrl.com: Food with ‘tude
July 13, 2005
When it’s this hot, we’re thinking ice, ice, baby. This week’s Bites is the next best thing to sitting in front of the air conditioner.
GourmetGrrl, aka Laura Holmes
Slushees for Grown-ups. Daiquiris are just slushees with a teeny bit of booze thrown in; think icy, fruity, and mind-altering. This is blender weather, baby, so get going.
1 cup peeled and sliced peaches
1/4 cup lime juice
1 1/2 ounces light rum
1 ounce peach schnapps
1 tablespoon sugar
1 cup crushed ice
Combine the peaches, lime juice, rum, schnapps, and sugar in the blender and blend until smooth.
Slowly add the ice with the blender running and process until smooth.
Serve in a tall glass, with a straw if you’re feeling sassy.
Note: if peaches aren’t your thing, you can substitute a handful of ripe strawberries (stems removed.)
Wine on Ice. Keeping that bottle of vino chilled on these sultry summer days stumps even the most creative grrl. That old credo of serving red wine at 58 degrees is a bit of a problem when August hits, so before you drop an ice cube into that glass o’ wine, check out the newest gadget that keeps your red and white wine at a perfect temp.
Pour that bottle into the Chianti wine cooler, a wine cruet that has a separate opening that fills with ice so the wine stays cold without getting diluted. And it holds 32 ounces of vino, so you’re good to go at least until the appetizers.
Grrl with an Ice Cream Headache
Not the Same Old Cone. We love drippy ice cream cones, and we especially love them when the ice cream is from an old-fashioned ice cream shop. In New York, get yourself over the bridge to the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory. Nudge your way in to taste the Peaches and Cream, or our fave, a scoop of creamy vanilla and rich hot fudge sauce.
On the West Coast, it’s worth a drive over another bridge to Scoop, a standing-room-only ice cream shop in Marin County. Line up for flavors like Meyer-lemon-poppyseed, Mexican Chocolate, Peach, and Vanilla Lavender. (The flavors change weekly so get ready to be surprised.) Located in the funky town of Fairfax, the ice cream is handmade and organic – they use milk from the local Straus Family Creamery. Don’t forget the napkins.
The Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory
Fulton Ferry Landing Pier, Brooklyn
63 Center Boulevard, Fairfax