Sweet Peach & Basil Beer (Mocktail)

Cool off this summer with a refreshing cold mocktail made with fresh peaches, basil, and German non-alcoholic beer.
Sweet Peach & Basil Beer (Mocktail)

It’s getting hot in Turkey, and there’s no better way to enjoy the heat than this Sweet Peach & Basil Beer (Mocktail) to keep you cool. With peaches and basil in season, these aromatic ingredients provide a cool, crisp brew with no alcohol.

What I love about this mocktail recipe is that it’s pretty versatile. You really can’t go wrong here. You can use an alcohol-free German beer, mineral water, or LaCroix.

By the way, when I was about 21 years old, I made it my personal aim not to drink alcohol. Isn’t it ideal timing? It was a personal decision of mine, and I can’t believe it’s been more than 13 years of personal growth for me. Cheers! 😉

Mocktail Ingredients

mocktail beer ingredients

1.) Non-alcoholic beer or your favorite bubbly

I found a German non-alcohol beer, Clausthaler, but this mocktail would also be delicious with sparkling mineral water, or LaCroix; peach-pear, cherry blossom, or lemon cello flavor.

2.) Basil simple syrup

I create these with equal parts water and super and a couple of fresh whole leaves of basil. I like to keep them whole, that way I can fish it out later. The results are a nice clear, basil-flavored simple syrup.

3.) Peaches

I used donut peaches because they are so unique, they’re fragrant, and just so delicious.

4.) Basil

There’s nothing better than using fresh basil in your drinks. If you haven’t, I am glad you finally are.

5.) Ice

Use lots of ice. You want a VERY cold drink.

German beer
smashed peaches and basil in a mortar and pestle

Sweet Peach & Basil Beer (Mocktail) Notes

I prefer to peel the peaches, give them a rough chop, then add them to the mortar and pestle with a couple of whole basil leaves. To make a creamy puree, mash the ingredients together. The end product is a creamy peach smash with fragrant basil pieces.

Make use of your favorite fizzy beverage. Make sure the beverage is cold straight from the fridge.

when layering the mocktail, I like to first add the mashed peach at the bottom of the glass, followed by a generous hand full of ice, pour the non-alcoholic drink over the ice, then drizzle sweet basil simple syrup right on top. I know some folk can’t image something sweet with beer, in that case, omit the drizzle of the basil syrup. It’s all about what you like in the end.

Homemade Sweet Basil Simple Syrup

I can’t stress how easy it is to make. In a small saucepan combine equal parts sugar and water along with whole pieces of basil. I generally use 2 whole leaves.

Bring to a boil and cook on medium-high heat just until the sugar has melted and slightly thickens about 4-5 minutes.

peach mocktail recipe

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Sweet Peach & Basil Beer (Mocktail)

Cool off this summer with a refreshing cold mocktail made with fresh peaches, basil, and German non-alcoholic beer.

Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 5 min Total Time 10 mins Servings: 2



  1. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, water, and 2 basil leaves. Simmer the ingredients over medium heat for 4-5 minutes, or until the sugar has melted and the syrup has slightly thickened. Place aside.

  2. In a mortar and pestle, mash the peach and the remaining 2 basil leaves until the peach is thoroughly mashed and the basil bits are evenly distributed.

  3. Add the mashed peach and basil to the bottom of the glass, then add heaps of ice to the rim, pour the non-alcoholic beer or (bubbly of choice) on top, and drizzle with the basil simple syrup.

  4. Garnish with a basil leaf for each glass.

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