Cocktail of the week: Peaches & Dreams by Leven Manchester – recipe | Cocktails

Rum is the perfect summer libation, and the amaretto gives the drink a nice nutty finish, but the ripe, juicy summer peaches are the real stars of this show. There are a few ready-to-use peach purees, but it’s ridiculously easy to make at home: just blend the peeled peach flesh until smooth, then add sugar to the taste – but keep in mind that for this drink you will add honey. to the mix later. The puree is also excellent as a topping for vanilla ice cream.

Peaches & Dreams

Serves 1

2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
35 ml peach puree – homemade (see introduction) or bought in
35ml dark rum – we use Havana 7
2ml amaretto – we use Disaronno
15ml honey
(or honey syrup)
15ml lemon juice
25ml sparkling water
to finish
1 slice of fresh peachto garnish

Fill a highball glass with ice cubes. Detach the leaves from one of the rosemary sprigs and place them in a shaker. Add all the other ingredients, stir in the sparkling water, the peach slice and the remaining rosemary sprig, and shake vigorously to release the fragrant and herbaceous notes. Double strain into a highball glass filled with ice and top with club soda for a hint of light effervescence. Garnish with the second sprig of rosemary, garnish with a slice of fresh peach and say hello to the British summer.

Michael M. Tomlin