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Farmer's No. 7+ Cup

Farmer Hudson Rouse won the bourbon category of the 2012 Peach Jam cocktail contest at East Atlanta Village Farmers Market with this peachy variant of this very English summer drink. A simple syrup is made by combining equal parts sugar and water, bringing to a boil to dissolve the sugar, and then cooling to room temperature. Rouse recommends not just bruising the Thai basil leaves, but slapping them, too.

1 peach, muddled
5 or 6 bruised Thai basil leaves
2 ounces Pimm's No. 1 Cup
1 ounce bourbon
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons symple syrup
Garnish: 1 lemon wedge, 1 slice cucumber, 1 6-inch rosemary stem, stripped of leaves

In a cocktail shaker, combine the peach, Thai basil leaves, Pimm's, bourbon, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Shake gently. Strain contents over an ice-filled collins glass. Spear the lemon wedge and cucumber slice with the rosemary stem, and add to the glass as a garnish.