When a case of fresh Colorado peaches found its way into our kitchen, we knew we would have to find a way to come up with some great drinks that incorporated peaches. One of the cocktails we tried was the peach basil gin fizz, a spin on the classic gin fizz cocktail. Adding the peaches to this classic sweet and sour cocktail adds a nice sweet summery flavor that compliments the herbal flavors of the gin.
- 2 oz London Dry Gin
- 2 oz peach syrup
- .75 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
- .5 oz simple syrup.
- 1 egg white
- 3 basil leaves
Muddle the basil leaves, lemon juice and simple syrup in the bottom of a shaker.
Add in the gin, peach puree and the egg white.
Give a dry shake (shake for about 10 seconds with no ice in the shaker.)
Add ice and shake for an additional 30 seconds.
Strain into a chilled glass.