Enjoy this fresh and fruity drink that’s good any time of year. It’s festive for the holidays complete with fresh basil leaves or a perfect drink to enjoy by the pool in the spring and summer months.


½ cup granulated sugar

¼ cup basil leaves, plus sprigs for garnish

½ cup peach puree or nectar

½ cup rosé

Sparkling wine, to finish


In a small saucepan, heat sugar and basil with ¼ cup water over medium heat. Stir constantly until sugar has dissolved, then remove from heat. Let sit for 15 minutes, then strain. Cool completely before using.

In a cocktail shaker, stir 2 tablespoons basil syrup with peach nectar and rosé. Pour over two tall glasses filled with ice and top with sparkling wine. Garnish each drink with a sprig of basil.