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Humour Me: Does a Peach Martini go with these shoes?

Just bought two things. A pair of spicy orange sandals from Sam Edelman  and a whole crate of peachs. Both just look so perfect nestled in their respective boxes. All I can think of is "Wow, such a sweet, sultry, swan song to summer"! Mr. Wonderful thought the sandals were great but not so thrilled with the two tons of peaches from the market. So I started thinking and umm... me thinks... peach martinis might just go perfectly with my shoes.

  • slices ripe white peach
  • slices fresh hot chile (try a red or green jalapeño or a Thai chile)
  • kosher salt
  • 1-2 teaspoons dry vermouth
  • 1 1/2 cups top-quality gin or vodka


Fill six martini glasses with ice, then water; let stand until glasses are very cold, about 5 minutes (or chill them, empty, in the freezer). Meanwhile, for each drink, push 1 or 2 slices ripe white peach and 1 slice fresh hot chile (try a red or green jalapeño or a Thai chile) onto a small skewer or toothpick. Sprinkle peaches lightly with kosher salt. Empty glasses and pour 1 to 2 teaspoons dry vermouth into each. Swirl to coat glass, then pour off and discard most of the vermouth. Fill a 3-cup martini shaker with ice cubes and add 1 1/2 cups top-quality gin or vodka. Seal and shake until cold, 4 to 6 times. Strain into glasses. Garnish each with a peach-chile skewer.


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