Refreshing Peach Basil Cocktail
I love creating cocktails and this Refreshing Peach Basil Cocktail is a winner, winner of a porch sipper!! You can have it with gin or vodka and it is refreshing and cooling on a hot summer day!! I added whole slices of frozen peaches to keep your libation ultra cool. Once the peaches thaw they are a booze soaked treat to indulge in!! The basil rounds out the sweetness giving the cocktail that added freshness.
This is an easy cocktail to have all summer long. Keep a bag of frozen peaches in the freezer and the peaches are waiting and ready for you. Grab a live basil plant and stick it on the balcony. You then have basil for this cocktail and more!
I have sampled this cocktail now a couple of times. Yup, working hard here for you!! The first time I put a little too much gin in with 1 1/2 oz., the next time I made it we cut that back to 1 oz. and thought that was a better balance. This drink is also wonderful with vodka.
I love a cocktail with fruit in it. You get to snack along the way. The peaches are slippery so you may want a fork or enjoy the challenge of getting it out with your straw!!
Do you have peach schnapps lying around from days of yore?? Grab it and you will be inspired to use it here and in other cocktails too. It works perfectly for summer!! If you don’t want to use frozen peaches you can muddle some fresh peach slices too! Adding in a big beautiful juicy peach is only going to make the drink explode with flavor!
Refreshing Peach Basil Cocktail
This Refreshing Peach Basil Cocktail is the perfect porch sipper on a hot summer day. The frozen peaches are a great snack to keep you cool too!
- 3-4 basil leaves, torn
- 1 tsp. sugar
- 1/2 ounce lemon juice
- 1 oz. gin or vodka
- 1 1/2 oz. peach schnapps
- 3 frozen or fresh peaches
- Club Soda
- Muddle the sugar, lemon juice and basil in the bottom of a tall glass. Add in the gin or vodka and the peach schnapps. Top with the frozen peaches! Add in ice and top with club soda. Enjoy!
Comments & Reviews
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
That sounds delicious! Basil is such a great compliment to the sweetness of fruit. I can’t wait to try this.
Yeessss! It’s like you popped my head open and said, THIS is perfect for Jen. I must have this in my life.
Colleen Lanin says
That sounds so refreshing. I love to serve cocktails like this when we have barbecues. They really hit the spot in the heat of summer.
Kristen @ My 3 Little Kittens says
Sounds and looks absolutely delicious! A nice refreshing drink in the evening is always fabulous!
Liz Mays says
Ah, this does sound really nice. I need to start working more interesting drinks like this into my summer nights!
You have no idea how much I want to try the street. It looks so good and refreshing. I have everything but the alcohol so you know I’m going to the store to get this. It looks delicious.
robin rue says
This sounds so good. I think I am going to make this for my guests at my July 4th cookout. They will love it.
This looks so tasty! I tried a peach basil popsicle recipe which was heavenly recently, now I want to try this beverage.
Kelly Hutchinson says
Wow this looks refreshing. What a great summer cocktail!
Peach and basil sounds like such a great combo, not a typical one so that makes it all the more reason to try it.
That sure does sound good. I could go for a nice drink like this right about now. I can’t wait to try this one out too.
Claudia Krusch says
This Peach Basil Cocktail looks so delicious and refreshing. I think it will be a big hit for my BBQ.
OH my!!! Maybe I will give these a try this week!!! They look refreshing and delicious! I never paired peaches with basil!
Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place says
That sounds amazing! I love refreshing drinks that are buzzed during the summer. Perfect for get togethers, parties, barbecues, or when you simply want something exciting to drink while passing time on the weekend! I am totally keeping the recipe! Thanks!
Nellie Blazina says
On these hot summer days, a refreshing drink is a must. This looks delicious!
Toni | Boulder Locavore says
Yes, please! This looks so refreshing! Such a perfect summer thirst quencher!
Yummy! It looks so refreshing. I could totally make this on one of our camping trips.
Janeane Davis says
OMG this sounds so delicious. There is something nice about finding a new drink and this sounds like summer time and smiles.
I am obsessed with using fresh herbs in my cocktails! I like mint but this basil twist sounds awesome!
I love the use of peaches and fresh herbs in this cocktail. This is perfect for summer.
This is definitely the perfect summer cool off drink! I need to try it out next time we do a BBQ with the family!