Perfect Peach Sipper

April 22, 2013
Perfect Peach Sipper

Author Notes: I've become infatuatd with the brightness and balance that vinegar adds to a cocktail. Here's one for summer evenings, the rather sophisticated offspring of a bellini and a mojito. Lindsay223

Makes: 1 cocktail

Ingredients

Peach Puree

  • 2 ripe peaches

The Drink Itself..

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce peach puree
  • 1.5 teaspoons white peach balsamic vinegar
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 3-5 mint leaves
  • 3-5 basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon simple syrup
  • 1 splash club soda, or, champagne
In This Recipe

Directions

Peach Puree

  1. remove the pit and stem and then roughly chop your ripe peaches.
  2. puree with blender
  3. strain, but feel free to leave some of the tinier "bits," they only add to to the loveliness of this drink
  4. this should should yield 2-3 oz of peach puree, enough for a few cocktails!

The Drink Itself..

  1. Add lemon juice, gin, mint and basil (more or less, to taste) to a cocktail shaker. Muddle well.
  2. Add ice, peach puree, and vinegar. Shake well, until cocktail shaker is frosty and you're sure contents are well chilled.
  3. Pour into glass with ice (don't strain!). Top with a splash or club soda or champagne!

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