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Summer Peach Cooler


Serves 6

  • by from The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen

These nonalcoholic cocktails of seltzer and peach purée are a perfect use for great in-season peaches, with their syrupy juice and jasmine-like aroma.

  • 1 lb. ripe peaches, peeled and pitted, plus fresh peach slices for garnish
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (from about 3 limes)
  • 1 tsp. sugar, plus more to taste
  • 3/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • About 1-1/4 quarts seltzer water

Put the peaches in a food processor or blender with the lime juice, sugar, and salt, and process to a very smooth purée.

For each drink, pour 6 oz. (3/4 cup) seltzer water over ice into a highball glass. With a bar spoon, stir in 3 Tbs. of the peach purée. Garnish with a peach slice.

Photo: Squire Fox

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