Father's Day

Minty Peach Cooler

July  3, 2012
Photo by James Ransom
Author Notes

My husband loves mint and peaches, which inspired me to create this breezy cocktail. It includes Lillet, which is a light, citrusy aperitif. Perfect to enjoy on warm, lazy summer evenings! —BlueKaleRoad

Test Kitchen Notes

The citrus and bitter notes of Lillet work perfectly with the peach and mint in this refreshing summer beverage. The honey's flavor melds well with the other ingredients, and the peach bits add a fruit-salad-in-a-drink quality to it. We used about 1 cup of club soda in each cocktail, and then promptly started dreaming about drinking it on a porch swing. —The Editors

  • Serves 4
Ingredients
  • 2 very ripe peaches, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint, roughly chopped plus extra to garnish
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 8 ounces Lillet Blanc, chilled
  • Club soda to top off
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. In a bowl, combine the peaches, mint and honey and muddle with the handle of a wooden spoon. Leave to macerate for 15 minutes or so.
  2. Pull out 4 pretty cocktail glasses or Mason jars. Add 1 tablespoon lime juice to each, followed by 2 ounces of Lillet each. Divide the peach mixture evenly between the glasses. Stir to mix. Add a few ice cubes to each and top off with club soda. Garnish with mint leaves. Cheers!

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