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Peach Basil Gin Fizz Cocktail

Peach Basil Gin Fizz

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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 1 cocktail

Ingredients

Basil Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup packed fresh basil
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup water

Gin Fizz

  • 2 ounces gin your favorite
  • ½ ounce peach liqueur I prefer Mathilde
  • ¼ ounce basil simple syrup
  • 3-5 leaves fresh basil
  • 2 peach slices peeled
  • 1 ounce peach nectar
  • 3-4 ounces club soda preferably chilled

Instructions

  • To make the basil simple syrup, add sugar and water to a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil. Add the fresh basil, and, using a wooden spoon, break apart the basil to release its oils into the sugar mixture. Continue to cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow the mixture to rest for 30 minutes. Strain and transfer to an airtight container. The syrup will stay fresh for up to 1 month in the refrigerator.
  • To make the gin fizz, add gin, peach liqueur, peach slices, basil, and basil simple syrup to a glass. Muddle to combine. Add ice to the glass and top with peach nectar and club soda. Stir to combine. Garnish with basil and a peach slice.

Notes

  1. Preparation time reflects hands-on making of the cocktail and not the time it takes to make the simple syrup.
  2. I have tested several varieties and brands of peach liqueur, and Mathilde is my absolute favorite. It tastes the closest to fresh, ripe peaches without the artificial notes in the background. If you're unable to locate Mathilde, peach brandy or peach schnapps will do in a pinch, but they're not my favorite options.
  3. The amount of club soda you add will depend on how sweet you like your cocktail. Chilled club soda works best in this recipe.