I take happy hour very seriously! These Peach Basil Mocktails are perfect for any happy hour occasion. I use honey in place of sugar in the simple syrup which makes them refined sugar free. This drink is not only paleo but it is AIP (The Autoimmune Protocol) friendly too! This is sweet but refreshing and has the nice taste of the fresh basil as an added freshness.
I recently placed a huge order of peaches with the Georgia peach truck. I cannot say enough good things. The peaches are juicy, flavorful, and the staff I encountered were super nice! We ordered 25 pounds and were left with a ton of peaches, the first thing on my list to make was of course peach mocktails! The combination of peach and basil makes for the best summer treat. If you have leftover peaches, you can also make my Vegan Peach Cobbler for dessert after mocktails.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
- It is so simple to make! With less than 10 ingredients you can’t beat it!
- It is great as is or can be also used to make a refreshing cocktail.
- This recipe is naturally paleo, refined sugar free, autoimmune protocol (AIP) friendly, gluten free, soy free, and dairy free.
- Since this is alcohol free, it can be a refreshing drink for kids and adults of any age!
- I love to prepare a mocktail station for my dinner parties! This would be a great addition to pair with my strawberry basil mocktail and cherry limeade recipe.
- This mocktail is refreshing but sweet to make the perfect combination for a hot summer afternoon.
- Yellow Peaches: This is a great summer fruit! Depending on the ripeness of the peach will also determine how sweet your simple syrup is. If your peaches are extremely ripe, you may want to decrease the amount of honey to prevent your syrup from being overly sweet.
- Honey: I like to use honey in place of sugar for my simple syrups. If you do not like honey, you could use another natural sweetener such as agave.
- Filtered Water: To add liquid to your peach simple syrup.
- Basil: Adds a bit of pepper and mint flavor to the syrup and drink.
- Club Soda: Gives the drink a cocktail feel without the alcohol.
See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
Substitutions and Variations
- If you are not alcohol free, you can swap out the club soda for your alcohol of choice.
- If you do not have fresh peaches, you can use frozen peaches. You will want to ensure to thaw the peaches completely prior to making your simple syrup so that you reduce the amount of added liquid.
This recipe has not been tested with other substitutions or variations. If you replace or add any ingredients, please let us know how it turned out in the comment below!
Step by Step Instructions
- Tip # 1: Peaches contain a large pit at the center. When you are preparing the peaches, you can take your knife and turn the peach around so that it is cut down to the pit on all side. From there you can separate the halves and remove the pit. This will allow for easier slicing of the peaches.
- Tip # 2: When you are straining the syrup, make sure to pour away from your body. The syrup will still be warm and this will help to prevent syrup splashing onto you and risking burns.
- Tip # 3: Before boiling, you will want to make sure that your liquids are well combined. This will prevent the honey from settling or being stuck to the side of the sauce pan.
Yes! If you use frozen peaches you will want to make sure to allow the peaches to thaw completely before using in the syrup. This will help to get rid of some of the extra liquid the frozen fruit may carry.
A peach that is extremely hard to the touch may not be as ripe or sweet as one that is slightly softened. You won’t want the peach to be overly soft. If your peaches are too hard when you first purchase, you can allow to sit out and get more ripe prior to using if you have the time. If you do not have time to allow the peaches to get more ripe, you can add additional honey to the simple syrup to account for the unripe peaches.
The options are limitless! I love pairing mine with club soda or sparkling water. You could also pair this with your favorite liquor of choice or use it to mix with lemonade or another drink of choice.
- This simple syrup can be stored in a mason jar in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
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Peach Basil Mocktails
- large pot with lid
- 1 cup peach syrup (see below)
- 1 1/2 cup club soda (1 can)
Paleo Peach Simple Syrup (this will make enough syrup for 10 drinks, you can store it in your fridge for up to 2 weeks)
- 6 whole ripe yellow peaches
- 1 1/2 cups Raw honey
- 6 cups filtered water
- 6 leaves basil
- 2 cocktail ice cubes
- 4 leaves basil
- Cut the peaches into 6 pieces and remove the pits.
- Place the filtered water, 6 basil leaves, peaches, and honey in a big pot with a lid.
- Bring the syrup to a boil, then simmer for 15 minutes.
- Turn off the heat and let the syrup sit for 10 minutes.
- Using a food colander and a large bowl, place the food colander in a bowl and strain the syrup.
- Place the simple syrup in a glass mason jar. Make sure it cools before putting the lid on.
- Now, mix the club soda and 1 cup simple syrup in a cocktail shaker or large cup.
- Pour the drink into a fun glass, add an ice cube and garnish with 2 basil leaves.