Peach season is over. I am always sad at that moment. Beginning in late August, I keep checking with our local orchard about how many more pickings they’ll have. Last week I got the news—and I called our daughters right away.
“Hurry and get to Kauffman’s. They’ve picked their last peaches!” I believe were my exact words.
And so here we are, with the weather turning cool and October coming quickly. Fresh peaches are over, but I’m still wishing for them.
We found this recipe the other day and it was the perfect solution for me. It satisfies my peach craving, and it gives me something warm to drink now that the chill is clearly here to stay.
We’re sweating through another scorcher here in Pennsylvania, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy our favorite hot drink. We just chill it and serve it with ice.
We don’t ditch our slow cooker entirely to make Red Raspberry Fruit Punch. The rich and spicy flavors of the allspice and cinnamon blend perfectly with the tangy raspberries (we used fresh instead of frozen) after an hour or more in the slow cooker, creating an unexpectedly refreshing drink.
The flavor is strong and satisfying—perfect for a hot afternoon or calm, quiet evening. Serve it at your next barbecue or party. We think it’s a great alternative to the usual lemonade and soda (and a lovely virgin cocktail if you serve it in a pretty glass).