Enjoy this sparkling cooler all summer long. Use the back of a wooden spoon to muddle the mint.
2 large peaches (about 1 lb.), unpeeled and chopped
1/2 cup superfine sugar
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
1/2 cup firmly packed fresh mint leaves
4 cups club soda, chilled
2 cups white rum
Garnishes: fresh mint sprigs, peach wedges
How to Make It
Process first 3 ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth. (Yield should be about 2 cups.)
Muddle mint leaves against bottom and sides of a glass pitcher to release flavors. (Leaves will be bruised and torn.) Add club soda, rum, and peach mixture; stir to combine. Serve immediately over ice.