When you have unusual ingredients on hand, it's a good excuse to be creative. On a recent festive occasion, the only bubbly we had in the wine rack was a sparkling peach wine: Sweet Nancie Peach from St. Julian Winery in Paw Paw, Michigan. We visited one of St. Julian's retail stores a couple summers ago and were quite impressed with this lovely product. My wife challenged me to make a cocktail with it. So...
I found a drink in The New York Bartender's Guide called a diamond fizz, consisting of gin, lemon juice, sugar and champagne/sparkling wine. Swap out the grape wine for the peach and you've got something new. The fizz becomes fuzz in honor of the once fuzzy peach. Voila, the Diamond Fuzz was born!
It's quite a refreshing little concoction, I must say. Sadly, another trip to western Michigan may be a while for us. Even worse, St. Julian doesn't ship to Vermont! So, we may need to find another source.
Anyone know of a good sparkling peach wine?