With hints of citrus, fresh herbs and white wine, this phenomenal dessert perfectly captures the essence of the classic Spanish beverage. When buying peaches, look for intensely fragrant fruit that gives slightly to palm pressure; avoid those with signs of greening.
In a small saucepan, bring wine, honey, and peaches to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, until fruit is softened and mixture slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Swirl in butter; remove from heat. Add lemon juice and zest, brandy, Cointreau, and mint. Serve with ice cream and/or shortbread. Makes 4 servings.