White Peach Julep Cocktail

White Peach Julep Cocktail Recipe
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  • Total: 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)

A little bourbon, a hint of mint, and fresh peaches create a fantastic white peach julep. This simple cocktail recipe puts a fresh fruit spin on the famous mint julep and the additions are incredibly easy.

Chef Laurent Tourondel, famous for his BLT restaurants, is the author of "Fresh from the Market, Seasonal Cooking With Laurent Tourondel." This cookbook is packed with fantastic recipes, but even better, it contains some delicious and creative cocktails, including this recipe.

It features Makers Mark Bourbon and mixes in Mathilde Peach Liqueur, which is a really nice choice. But, before you can add the liquor, you need to muddle the mint and peach in true julep fashion. Finish it off with peach bitters and a very peachy julep is yours to enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 peach (white; peeled, pitted, and diced)
  • 7 mint sprigs (fresh)
  • 2 1/2 ounces bourbon whiskey (Makers Mark)
  • 1 ounce peach liqueur (Mathilde)
  • 2 dashes peach bitters (Fee Brothers)
  • Garnish: mint sprig

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a cocktail shaker, add the diced peach and mint sprigs. Muddle until fragrant.

  3. Add the bourbon, peach liqueur, ​and bitters. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well.

  4. Strain into a highball glass with fresh ice and garnish with a mint sprig.

  5. Serve and enjoy!

Tips

  • If you're going to substitute the bourbon, make sure it's of equal quality to Maker's Mark. Think of smooth premium whiskey brands like Bulleit, Four Rose's Single Barrel, and Woodford Reserve.
  • Any variety of peach will make an excellent julep. Explore what the market has to offer and mix up a few rounds using different peaches so you can taste the difference.
  • Since the recipe uses half a peach and they're difficult to store once cut, consider making two cocktails at one time. Alternatively, double up on the peach in a single glass (you can't go wrong with that option) or slice up the second half and practice your garnishing skills.

Recipe Variations

  • If you want to serve this is in a traditional julep form, muddle and build the cocktail in a julep cup (a double rocks glass works as well) rather than a shaker. After adding the liquor fill the glass with crushed ice and stir. Serve it with a straw.
  • Use this recipe as inspiration for other fruity juleps. Mint pairs well with lemon, lime, mango, melon, orange, papaya, pineapple, raspberries, and strawberries, all of which are easy to muddle.

How Strong Is a White Peach Julep?

The white peach julep may look innocent and have a delightfully sweet taste, but it's not a weak cocktail. When made with the recommended brands, its alcohol content will fall in the 23 percent ABV (46 proof) range.