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70cl bourbon (ie, 1 bottle) – we use Jim Beam
100g granulated sugar
½ bunch mint, leaves picked
2 peaches, preferably ripe ones, quartered and stoned
1 cinnamon stick
This is a great drink for budding mixologists looking to whip up a refreshing summer cocktail, or to impress the neighbours at barbecues. It’s very easy, too.
Pour the bourbon into a large, sterilised jar. Add the sugar, stir to dissolve, then add the mint leaves, peach quarters and cinnamon stick, seal and leave to steep for at least 48 hours.
To serve, pour out 60ml per serving over ice into a glass and stir for 30 seconds until the glass is chilled to the touch.
Dhruv Mittal, Dum Biryani House, London W1.