Spiked Peach Tea Cocktail

Need a cocktail idea for the weekend?!

This spiked peach tea is 100% natural and loaded with benefits! This Cocktail is low calorie and refined sugar-free making it the perfect patio sipper. You can also omit the alcohol if you want to make a virgin version of this drink, or mix it up and add some other seasonal fruit to your simple syrup. See the full recipe below!


Made with Thrive Remedies Detox Tea, which has tons of health benefits. It is a blend of adaptogenic herbs, known for their powerful detoxifying effects on the liver, their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, as well as promoting healthy digestion. Detox is full-bodied with notes of lemon, vanilla, and rooibos tea. It complements the peach simple syrup flavour and is a healthy additive to this cocktails.


Benefits of Peaches

The peaches don't just add to the flavour of this cocktail, they also have tons of amazing health benefits. Peaches are high in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fibre. They can aid in digestion and boost your immune system. They have also been known to improve skin texture and appearance due to vitamin C and beta carotene in them.


Benefits of Honey

Honey has been used in food and medicine for centuries and is a great alternative to sugar. While it does still have calories, it has tons of health benefits that sugar does not. It is a natural energy booster due to the fructose and glucose in it. Honey can help prevent fatigue when working out or provide an instant pick me up when you're feeling a little low on energy. It gives you a more sustainable, long-lasting energy boost too since the fructose is slowly released into the bloodstream. Honey has antibacterial properties and can be used to help soothe a sore throat or cough. There are antioxidants in honey and it can help boost your immunity.


Recipe:

Peach Simple Syrup

1.5 cups peaches frozen or fresh (approx. 2 peaches)

1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup water

Cocktail

Peach vodka

Thrive Remedies Tea: I used Thrive Detox Tea

Mint for garnish optional

Fresh peach slices for garnish


Instructions:

1. Heat all ingredients in a small pot over medium heat until honey melts.


2. Let the mixture steep for at least 20 mins. Strain the syrup from the peaches.


3. Pour syrup in a sealed container and refrigerate up to one week. Shake before using.


4. Fill a cup with ice, pour one-ounce peach vodka over ice, add one shot of peach simple syrup and top glass with Thrive Tea


5. Garnish with a fresh peach slice and mint. Enjoy!


Note:

You can save the peaches to add to oatmeal or yoghurt.


Credit:

Chelsea Shaddock | www.nourishyourlife.ca | https://nourishyourlife.ca/skinny-spiked-peach-tea-cocktail/


References:

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