Diane, A Broad
October 2, 2013

Gin Peach Basil Fizz

Can I be honest with you, reader? I think I might have overdone it a bit last week.

I was shooting at some of my favorite bars in Paris. Which meant, of course, that I was drinking a lot of cocktails. How could I not? Expertly mixed by charming barkeeps with far more sophisticated palates than mine, bourbon and rye and gin was coursing through my veins nightly.

Gin Peach Basil Fizz by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Still, there is something to be said for a simple, seasonal drink that you can make at home without the assistance of an expert — and this one is sneaking it at juuust the very end of peach season.

With a little egg white for that foamy cap, and some basil for fresh herbiness, this cocktail begs to be paired with a hearty brunch.

Gin Peach Basil Fizz by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Gin Peach Basil Fizz

Yield: 2 drinks.

Gin Peach Basil Fizz

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons superfine sugar
  • 4 large basil leaves, torn
  • juice of 1/2 small lemon
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 4 ounces gin
  • 8-10 ounces peach nectar
  • ice
  • basil tops for garnish

Directions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the basil leaves with the sugar.
  2. Add the lemon juice, egg whites, gin, and 8 ounces of peach nectar. Put the top on the shaker and shake for about ten seconds. Add the ice and shake again until you feel the shaker icing up your hands.
  3. Strain the drink into two champagne glasses, topping off with more peach nectar if needed. Garnish with basil tops.
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Gin Peach Basil Fizz by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Music to drink by: Painting by Chagall [The Weepies / Say I Am You]

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  • RBJello

    This drink looks sumptuous! It combines all of my favorite things into one: gin, basil and peach. Hope you had a fabulous trip to Paris!