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Tomato Gin Cobbler with Peaches and Basil

[Photographs: Autumn Giles]

Playing with a handful of ingredients that can walk the line between sweet and savory, this drink is a total crowd-pleaser. It starts with muddling juicy peaches and fresh basil, then adding a pour of London dry gin blended with beefsteak tomatoes.

To make your muddling easier, choose peaches that are quite ripe. The peaches are the only sweetener here and I found this drink to be plenty sweet, but you can add simple syrup to taste if desired.

Note: For straining the tomato and alcohol puree use a very fine mesh strainer or a less fine one lined with a double layer of cheesecloth. Regardless, the resulting infusion will have a some very fine tomato particles in it that will settle a bit. Just shake it up before using to redistribute them.

About the Author: Autumn Giles is a writer in Queens, NY. You can see her work on Autumn Makes & Does, listen to her talk on the Alphabet Soup Podcast, and talk at her on twitter.

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