Bottoms Up :: Summer Crush

By Camille Styles
Summer Crush Cocktail shot by Wynn Myers | Camille Styles

Summer Crush Cocktail shot by Wynn Myers | Camille StylesIn the summertime, I usually serve my drinks as simple as the laid-back vibe of the season: agave margaritas, tequila mixed with grapefruit juice, or prosecco, straight up. But the party I threw for Mark and Graham a few weeks ago (with lots of my very favorite girls in attendance) was definite cause for stepping up my game, so I came up with the recipe for this Summer Crush that combines some of my favorite ingredients of the season. I received so many “You’re sharing this recipe on your blog, right?!” comments that I figured I’d better. Keep reading for it, and would love to hear any ideas you all have for simple and delicious summer cocktails!

Summer Crush Cocktail shot by Wynn Myers | Camille Styles

(how gorgeous is this cocktail menu? calligraphy by Mia Carameros.)

Summer Crush

*serves 4


  • 3 peaches, peeled and sliced (plums or nectarines would be great, too)
  • 1 large bunch of basil, stems discarded
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 3/4 cup gin
  • 3/4 cup Lillet
  • 1/2 cup light agave syrup
  • ice
  • club soda


In a large pitcher, muddle the fruit with the basil and lime juice. Add the gin, Lillet and agave. Stir well, then pour into 4 glasses filled with ice. Top with club soda, and garnish with extra basil leaves.

*photos by Wynn Myers


Comments (17)

  1. Daisy says:

    That sounds like the ultimate summer refresher and so pretty!

  2. kelsey says:

    this looks delicious and the photos are exquisite
    kw ladies in navy

    1. Wynn Myers says:

      So glad you like the photos- and the drink is absolutely delicious!

  3. Cristina Cleveland says:

    Love her rings!

  4. Candice says:

    I’ve been waiting on this one – thanks for sharing!

  5. Colleen says:

    Please tell – who makes your watch? Thank you!

    1. Bridget says:

      Colleen beat me to it — I love that watch! Who makes it?

    2. Camille Styles says:

      Hey ladies – this is the arm of the lovely Kate LeSueur… and I agree, her watch is fab! I’ll see if I can get her to fill us in. 😉

      1. Kate LeSueur says:

        Hey Ladies! The designer is Daniel Wellington. I recently saw them at Stag (a men’s store in Austin, if you live locally) – otherwise you can easily order them online 🙂 Happy shopping! x

  6. Stephanie says:

    Amazing….can’t wait to try! What about a Cherry Smash? My friend made it with fresh cherries and maybe you can use mint instead of lime juice.

  7. Stephanie says:

    Also can you tell me style name of watch? I like the size and can’t tell if its the lady or men’s version plus there are a few style names to choose too! Thanks!

  8. Liese | lipstickandsoda says:

    this looks very delicious, and the photographs are beautiful. thanks for sharing!

  9. Whatisinmyworld says:

    Peaches,basil, lime and gin…..the summer crush may become my new drink. Thank you for the recipe.

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