The classic mint julep gets a twist with this mouth-watering Peach Julep!

The classic mint julep gets a twist with this mouth-watering Peach Julep!

It’s recipe two of Peach Week! Today, Wednesday aka Hump Day, I figured we could all use a little cocktail to get us to the weekend.

We’re taking beautiful juicy peaches and pairing them with rye bourbon and mint for this Peach Mint Julep. One sip and you’ll feel like you’re sitting on a porch at sunset, a refreshing cocktail in your hand. You rock back and forth on a porch swing while the late summer breeze blows idly across your face…

The classic mint julep gets a twist with this mouth-watering Peach Julep!

I myself am more of a beer girl (IPAs are my weakness), so when I do make a cocktail, I want it to be something that’s full of flavor and not sugar. Enter peaches.

They’re super juicy, but don’t have that sickly sweet flavor that overwhelms the bourbon. In fact, peaches and bourbon are a southern staple, so these two are practically best friends in the flavor department.

Of course it isn’t a julep without mint, so I picked some fresh sprigs from the farm Rebe works at, et voila. Peach Mint Julep.

The classic mint julep gets a twist with this mouth-watering Peach Julep!

Of course if peaches aren’t your thing, you could substitute in apricots, plums, or even cherries for a similar zing. But with peaches perfectly in season right now, I couldn’t resist.

This recipe scales up well if you’re making for a group. Below I included the amounts needed for 1 cocktail and 1 pitcher. And if you want to make a big batch that lasts a few days, combine everything together sans ice and store in your fridge for easy pouring!

The classic mint julep gets a twist with this mouth-watering Peach Julep!

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RECIPE

Peach Julep

Ingredients

    For 1 cocktail

    • 1/8 ripe peach, diced
    • 6 mint leaves
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 1 1/2 oz rye bourbon*
    • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
    • crushed ice

    For 1 pitcher (approx. 8 cocktails)

    • 1 ripe peach, diced
    • 40 mint leaves
    • 3 scant tablespoons sugar
    • 12 oz rye bourbon*
    • 1/4 cup lemon juice

    Directions

    1. Muddle the mint leaves in the glass/pitcher until aromatic, then add in the peaches and sugar and muddle more.
    2. Fill the glass/pitcher with crushed ice (If using glass, fill to brim. If using pitcher, fill about ½ way), then pour the bourbon and lemon juice over. Stir.

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    Recipe Notes

    *I love rye bourbon, but if it isn't your thing, feel free to use your favorite regular bourbon!
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    31 comments

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    CLASSIC. That’s what this is. I wish I had been cocktailing on this all summer long! Must make up for lost time.

    Sarah | Broma Bakery
    Reply

    As do I. Wishing I had 6 more weeks of summer to enjoy it, too

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    SO refreshing and over the top delicious, Sarah! You know Bourbon is my happy place, although I’ve not tried rye. I’ll have to give it a go! I’ll take this on my front porch in the rocking chair… for a perfect Wednesday! Thank you for keeping me cool my dear! (love this peach week thaaang)

    Sarah | Broma Bakery
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    You and I have to go visit a bourbon factory at some point. Like, can we PLEASE?

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    There’s one about an hour East of the Island! I neeed to go, but sadly haven’t yet. It’ IS on my list! And if you ever make it to WA, we’ll go!

    Sarah | Broma Bakery
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    Let’s make a plan of it 🙂

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    Prettiest cocktail ever!!! Gimme 3! I love peach week!

    Sarah | Broma Bakery
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    So glad you enjoy, Alice! Sending one your way 🙂

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    I am most definitely a cocktail kinda gal, and this peach julep is calling to me. Its’ 5 AM where I am..And I’m thinking that has to count for SOMETHING right? 😉 Pinned!

    Sarah | Broma Bakery
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    Hahaha, I totally agree 🙂

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    Peach makes everything better! I love the color 🙂

    Sarah | Broma Bakery
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    Thank you! It makes for such a perfect summer cocktail

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    This peach julep is such a gorgeous cocktail! It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right? Pass me a drink!

    Sarah | Broma Bakery
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    Right? Five o’clock is the best o’clock

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    wow gorgeous, fabulous photos, all I want now is this drink and to lay by the pool!

    Sarah | Broma Bakery
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    Right? Summer, don’t leave us please!

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    Girl this julep is EVERYTHING. Seriously EVERYTHING!

    Sarah | Broma Bakery
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    Gotta love peaches and bourbon 🙂

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    Umm these look so good! And I want one right now at 10am. 🙂 Love the peaches!

    Sarah | Broma Bakery
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    Thank you Beth! I know, that’s how I felt when I photographed them, haha!

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    Gahhhh! Your photos are just SO pretty!

    Sarah | Broma Bakery
    Reply

    Thank you Jennifer! That’s my favorite part 🙂

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    Way to class the alcohol things up with this tasty julep! LOVE the peaches in here!

    Sarah | Broma Bakery
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    Classy alcohol is the best alcohol 🙂

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    omgggg this is just heaven! Love that crushed ice too! so good so good.

    Sarah | Broma Bakery
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    Thank you! Love crushed ice, it makes cocktails look like jewels 🙂

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    Beautiful cocktail!! Peach and Bourbon is such a classic combo and with the addition of the lemon and mint I bet this cocktail tastes so good. I have peaches in my fridge and bourbon in my cabinet…. 🙂

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