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This peach basil spritzer comes direct from the pages of The Peach Truck Cookbook. What a refreshing way to cool off during a hot summer day!

The Peach Basil Spritzer from The Peach Truck Cookbook by Jessica N. Rose and Stephen K. Rose

Peach Basil Spritzer

Celebrate the height of peach season with this refreshing spritzer recipe from The Peach Truck Cookbook!
4.34 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 40 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 50 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 16 drinks


  • 2 cups chopped fresh peaches 2 peaches
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp. whole black peppercorns
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil plus basil sprigs if desired
  • ½ cup white wine vinegar
  • Ice
  • 8 cups club soda or plain sparkling water


  • Combine peaches, sugar, peppercorns, basil and 2 tablespoons of water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until peaches begin to break down, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat; mash the peaches with potato masher. Let cool for 30 minutes.
  • Pour the peach mixture through a fine mesh strainer; discard the solids. Stir in vinegar. Cover and chill at least 2 hours.
  • For each drink, pour 2 tablespoons of the peach shrub into an ice-filled glass. Top with ½ cup club soda or sparkling water. Garnish with a basil sprig, if desired, and serve. If you’re not using all the shrub immediately, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 weeks.

Excerpted from The Peach Truck Cookbookby Jessica N. Rose and Stephen K. Rose. Copyright © 2019 by S&J Rose, LLC. Reprinted by permission of Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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