and let guest serve themselves, but tossing them under the broiler with a
little salt and pepper peach on top? It just takes it to the next
level. The warm rich goat cheese and sweet peaches is just the perfect summer combination.
Speaking of summer… what says summer more than fresh peaches? UGH I love them so much, so when I found this extremely easy recipe that also included goat cheese and pepper ? I HAD to try it out, and then of course I had to find a fun drink to go with it. Cheers to summer being right around the corner blog reader.
Because I’m lazy I decided to use my favorite artisan crackers from the Super Store (the black currant ones are really great too) instead of dealing with the toast (but this could easily be turned into a delicious lunch too if you did decide to use the bread. To further my laziness or convenience I also used canned peaches because (a) they aren’t in season right now and (b) I couldn’t even find frozen ones. I can’t wait until August, not only because it’s my BIRTHDAY, but because that’s when peaches are back in season.
Spread cheese mixture on each piece of cracker/baguette all the way to the edges (so the toast doesn’t burn under the broiler), and the entire piece is covered.
And that’s it! They are ready to serve!
Because this recipe is a little rich (with the goat cheese) I decided
to pair it with a simple drink recipe. I made two different versions,
and you can decide which you like better. I knew I wanted something
fizzy, so I made a vodka version of a French 75 (since the vodka is made
from French Wheat I figured why not), and then I made another with lemoncello and cucumber for another fresh summer drink. I will warn you blog readers these drinks are pretty strong, so please sip responsibly.
Lemon Vodka Fizz (version 1)
1 oz prosecco (I love Lamarca)
1 oz pinnacle vodka
Lemon juice (and wedge for garnish)
Lemon Perrier or club soda.
I like it bitter, but could totally add a simple syrup (stevia or sweetener of choice)
Lemon Vodka Fizz (version 2)
1 oz pinnacle vodka
1/2 oz Lemoncello
Lemon Perrier or Club Soda
Sweetner or simple syrup (as necessary)