This simple cocktail tastes just like summer. And if you’re into this sort of thing, you can swap out the peach with a nectarine or any other fresh fruit, try lemon instead of lime, or add in fresh herbs like rosemary or lavender. Happy summer!

Peach Ginger Cocktail

Serves 1, unless you know how to multiply

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe peach
  • 1.5 ounces of mezcal
  • juice from half of a lime
  • ginger beer
  • grapefruit bitters
  • ice

Method

Muddle the peach in a cocktail shaker. Squeeze in the lime juice and add the mezcal. I use Del Maguey Chichicapa, because it’s smoky and smooth.

Add a few dashes of grapefruit bitters. Stir the base a few times, or shake it if you’re into that.

Put a few ice cubes in a mason jar or large glass. Strain the base into the glass and fill it to the brim with ginger beer. I like Fever Tree. It’s spicy and not too sweet. All set. Enjoy!


Nicole Fenton is a content designer and writing teacher in Brooklyn. She started Born Hungry as a way to explore and encourage cooking at home. She writes little things on Twitter and keeps a journal at nicoleslaw.com.