Food and Wine says this light and refreshing cocktail is as reminiscent of the American South as it is of the South of France. The common ingredient tying together the disparate cultures? Fresh first of the summer peaches. And it is delightfully easy to make.
- 1/2 large peach, sliced
- 6 small basil leaves, plus more for garnish
- 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
- 1 1/2 ounces gin
- 1 ounce Lillet
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup
- Club soda
In a tall glass, muddle the peach with the 6 basil leaves and the lemon juice. Add the gin, Lillet and simple syrup. Add ice cubes and top with club soda. Garnish with basil.