2 to 3 fresh nectarines, peeled, pit removed and cut into pieces -- try to cut over the blender so the juice goes into the blender
1/2 cup light rum
1 1/2 Tbsps. sugar
1 Tbsp. lime juice
1/2 cup crushed ice
1 cup lime sherbet
A splash of Sprite or water if it seems too thick
Mix all ingredients except sherbet in electric blender until frosty and smooth. Add sherbet and blend just lightly -- best if there are still some chunks of sherbet when you pour it. Makes four 4-oz. servings. Garnish with nectarine slices or sprigs of fresh mint.
Non-alcoholic version: Substitute orange or pineapple juice for rum.