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'A Favourite Thing' My Romance With Archie!
Archers Peach County Schnapps
Member Name: ks.h
Archers Peach County Schnapps
Date: 05/08/02, updated on 05/08/02 (923 review reads)
Advantages: Very refreshing, Cool and crisp
They say holiday romances don’t last and once you get home no matter how good your intentions and no matter how much in love you think you are you will forget all about each other. Well I have only really had one holiday romance, we met about eight years ago and I can remember our first meeting as if it were yesterday.
My husband, Mick and I were sitting outside a little street café in Spinolla Bay, Malta, it was very hot and Mick ordered our drinks. I was in an experimental mood and asked Mick to choose my drink and surprise me. The waiter brought our drinks, a glass of hop leaf for Mick and a long cold drink for me.
I looked out over the deep blue Mediterranean Sea, raised my glass and took a long slow drink of the most beautiful, thirst quenching drink I have ever tasted. That was the start of my holiday romance with Archie, a romance that is rekindled every year.
Archie’s real name is Archers Peach Schnapps and it is present on the shelves of most supermarkets, it is usually found in 70cl size white glass bottles and the bottle is semi-opaque allowing you to see the level of the liquid in side the bottle but nothing else, each bottle is 23% volume but has the ability to trick the drinker into thinking they are drinking a soft drink. The fresh peach aroma is very pleasing and far from overpowering and it has a subtle peach taste although it is quite sweet, but also very clean and crisp.
There are many ways of drinking Archers and it is one of the main ingredients in many cocktails, one cocktail is “sex on the beach” and it is made with a bottle of Archers, a bottle of Vodka, a carton of Cranberry Juice and a carton of Orange Juice; you can also drink Archers neat or mixed with various fruit juices, tonic water, soda or fizzy soft drinks but all taste best chilled.
I like to chill a tumbler in the fridge, quarter fill it with Archers, fill the glass with lemonade and add a slice of lemon then
drink. You could add ice cubes instead of chilling the glass but I find this slightly dilutes the taste.
I think of Archers as my summer drink, it is so cool and refreshing and you can easily forget you are drinking alcohol; it just goes down so smoothly.
You can buy a 70cl bottle of Archers in most supermarkets for under £10 but I always pick myself up two or three litre bottles for about £5 each when I’m abroad, after all holiday romances usually only last the summer!
Archers does have a web site but there really is not that much of interest on it unfortunately and you have to enter your date of birth and the country you live in before you can get into the site. The web site address is www.archers.com there are a few competitions, photos and promotions on the web site.
"Jill Murphy asked me to write about one of my favourite things to help her celebrate her fourth anniversary of cancer-free living and to remind ourselves of all the nice things in the world. It takes more muscles to make a frown than a smile you know. If you'd like to join in, whether you've only just joined dooyoo, or you've been here ages, you're more than welcome. Just write about one of YOUR favourite things, make your title "A Favourite Thing: [your choice]" and include this paragraph at the foot of your opinion. And post before Friday, 9th August."
Here’s to the next four years Jill – I will be having one or two glasses of Archer’s and lemonade in you honour today.