Add some sweetness to your drink menu with this refreshing cocktail featuring peaches, lemon juice, and basil.
In a large saucepan combine 1 cup water, sugar, and lemon juice. Bring to boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar. Add peaches and basil. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally; cool. Remove and discard basil. Transfer peach mixture to a blender or food processor. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Pour into a pitcher; cover and chill.
Stir gin and Aperol into peach mixture. Slowly pour in desired amount of sparkling water; stir gently. Serve over ice with orange and peach slices and additional basil.