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A chilled pitcher and glasses are a bonus on a summer day.

Peach Cooler

An American spin on England’s Pimm’s Cup cocktail. The key to success? Use ripe, fragrant peaches.

2 very ripe peaches, peeled, cut into 1/2″ wedges

6 tablespoons peach liqueur

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1/4 cup vodka

1 english hothouse cucumber

2 cups chilled prosecco

1 1/2 cups chilled soda water

12 fresh mint leaves

 

1. Using a muddler or wooden spoon, mash peaches with liqueur and lemon juice in a large pitcher.

2. Stir in vodka. Can be made 4 hours ahead. Cover and chill.

3. Cut 1/3 of cucumber lengthwise into 4 spears for garnish. Thinly slice remaining cucumber.

4. Stir Prosecco, soda water, mint, and sliced cucumber into pitcher.

5. Fill glasses with ice. Pour cooler into glasses; garnish with cucumber spear.

Originally published on Bon Appetit.

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