Apr 28 2015
Peach Mint Julep
Post by sara albers

Peach Mint Julep recipe

Are you looking for a new twist on the classic Mint Julep? “Weep no more my lady…”! My husband is from Kentucky and loves the first Saturday in May. I wanted to change up the traditional Mint Julep so I added my birth state into the mix – a Georgia peach. This weekend is the Kentucky Derby, try this refreshing and tasty cocktail while enjoy the fastest two minutes in sports!

Peach Mint Julep recipe

Simple Syrup:

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

large bunch of mint leaves

Bring the water and sugar to boil. Stir constantly making sure the sugar is completely dissolved. Pour the mixture over the large bunch of mint leaves into a heat proof bowl or jar. Cool in the fridge for an hour. Strain the leaves from the mixture.

Peach Mint Julep

Peach mixture:

2 small peaches

simple syrup

Peel and slice peaches. Put into blender with 2 tablespoons of simple syrup.

Peach Mint Julep

Cocktail:

2 oz bourbon (I used a tasty Four Roses Bourbon)

1 oz simple syrup

1 oz peach mixture

crushed ice

20 mint leaves

Add mint to cocktail shaker, pour in bourbon, syrup and peach mixture and a few ice cubes. Stir mixture. Strain and pour over lots of crushed ice. Add mint leaves to garnish. Oh how I wish I had the beautiful silver mint julep cups! Happy Derby everyone!

Peach Mint Julep recipe

Peach Mint Julep recipe

Photos by Sara Albers. all rights reserved.

 

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