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Peach-Basil Syrup

Photo: Jennifer Davick
Yield Makes 3 1/3 cups
Peach-Basil Syrup offers a nod to the state of Georgia when  this flavored syrup is added to your julep. Muddle this cocktail with a peach slice.


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 (5.5-oz.) cans peach nectar
  • 1 split vanilla bean
  • 15 fresh basil sprigs

How to Make It

  1. Boil sugar and water, stirring often, 2 to 3 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; add peach nectar, vanilla bean, and basil sprigs, and cool completely. Cover and chill 24 hours. Strain syrup; discard solids.