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Bourbon Peach Julep Fizz Recipe

Posted August 23, 2013 by Stephanie

It’s still Peach Week, and it’s Friday so it’s time to get your drink on! I’m not much of a drinker (mostly because I’m a complete lightweight) but I do love a well balanced alcoholic treat. My favourite drinks tend to be quite girly—I like things that serious drinkers scoff at: fruity liqueurs, shandies and anything pink.

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Right now we only have bourbon in the liquor cabinet and I definitely don’t drink straight bourbon or old fashioneds, but bourbon happens to be great in mixed drinks. With it being peach week, I decided to make a pretty pink peach syrup and make myself a spin on the classic mint julep.

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Mint juleps are made with bourbon, simple syrup, mint and ice. I went ahead and flavoured the simple syrup with peaches and decided to top it up with tonic to make it a bit more fizzy. It ended up being delicious! Happy Friday!

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i am peachy, i am keen: i am bourbon peach julep!

Bourbon Peach Julep Fizz Recipe
makes about 3/4 cups syrup

PEACH SIMPLE SYRUP

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 peach, sliced

JULEP FIZZ

  • 1 shot of your favorite bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon peach simple syrup
  • tonic
  • peach slices
  • mint

In a small sauce pan, combine the sugar, water and peach slices. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer gently until sugar is dissolved and syrup has thickened slightly. Remove from heat, spoon out the peaches (you can eat them as a snack), and cool.

In a low ball glass, over some ice cubes, pour a shot of bourbon, add a tablespoon of peach syrup, some peach slices and mint. Top with tonic water, stir and enjoy!

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9 Comments

  1. oooo delicious and so fresh! xx

  2. Jennifer says:

    looks so tasty… even when I don’t drink Bourbon :)

  3. Kathleen says:

    Your photos are beautiful! My husband and I just moved to the ‘Peach State’, I’ll definitely have to try this!

  4. Joanna says:

    stunning pictures!

  5. Amanda says:

    I made these last night for a dinner party and they were a huge hit! The simple syrup was summery and fresh. Love love.

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