Save on Pinterest

Peach-Basil Cooler

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + chilling

Makes

12 servings

Mix peaches and basil with club soda for a cool and refreshing mocktail! —Dana Hinck, Pensacola, Florida
Peach-Basil Cooler Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 cups chopped peeled fresh peaches or 1 pound frozen unsweetened sliced peaches
  • 1 package (3/4 ounce) fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh lemon juice
  • Additional cold water
  • Ice cubes
  • Club soda or champagne
  • Additional fresh basil leaves

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, peaches, basil and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand 30 minutes. Discard basil; stir in lemon juice. Refrigerate until cooled completely.
  2. Place peach mixture in a blender; cover and process until blended. Strain into a pitcher; add additional cold water to reach desired consistency. To serve, fill glasses with ice. Pour peach mixture halfway up glass; top with club soda or, if desired, champagne. Serve with additional basil.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 157 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

Recommended Video