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Bachelor in Paradise Cocktail: Paradise Crush (Nectarine + Raspberry Daiquiri)
By: Maren Swanson • August 5th, 2019
Are you ready for Bachelor in Paradise?? Bachelor in Paradise is the opportunity for the eliminated contestants of the The Bachelorette (+ past season Bachelor favorites) to find love on the beach or find elimination once again.
Tonight on ABC, it’s time for the next chapter in romance (and heartbreak) in Mexico. The cocktails will be flowing, the kisses will be plentiful and rest assured, we will see plenty of tears. Everyone on the show will be looking for their new crush in paradise, so for us fans at home, I’ve created a Paradise Crush cocktail that we can enjoy while we watch along!
Isn’t the bar in Bachelor in Paradise a hoot? They always have a cute bartender slinging drinks and advice to the cast members. I love the cocktails they make and thought it would be fun to make a tropical, blended drink that would match the personality of the show and tie in the seasonal fruits abundant at the farmer’s market.
To be honest, I’ve been seriously crushing on the flavor combination of peaches and raspberries lately. If you read my last blog post, then you would have figured that out with my Peach and Raspberry Galette recipe. This new Paradise Crush cocktail recipe has a very similar profile flavor.
For this daiquiri-style drink, I used nectarines and raspberries, crushed ice, along with some almond flavor (orgeat) to create a delicious blended beverage that can be enjoyed as a mocktail or cocktail. If you don’t have nectarines, you can definitely substitute peaches. Also, if you don’t have orgeat, you can substitute 1/4 teaspoon almond extract.
It’s so good, I can’t even tell you. So make it yourself and see if you’ve found a new crush, too.
Paradise Crush Daquiri
(makes 2 daiquiris)
3 oz light rum (sub 2 oz water for mocktail version)
*2 oz raspberry syrup (I used Blackberry Patch raspberry syrup but you can make your own)
1 oz lemon juice
1 oz orgeat
3 ripe nectarines (peeled and pitted)
2 cups ice
Nectarin slice and raspberries
Raspberry Simple Syrup:
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
*Bring a 1/2 cup of water and a 1/2 cup of sugar to a boil and stir until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and add 12 muddled raspberries. Let steep for 30 minutes. Strain if you prefer no seeds. Refrigerate for up to a week in an airtight container.
Add ingredients in the order listed to blender. Blend until desired consistency is reached. Pour into your favorite glass and garnish with a nectarine slice and fresh raspberries.