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Exactly as it Sounds

This is one of those drinks that doesn’t take a lot of imagination – but still comes out fantastic every time. Inspired by boxes (yes, boxes) of peaches from Mom’s garden, Chris chopped up a few to make a peach syrup for use in cocktails. (As you can imagine, this happens to a lot of fruit around here…) With a giant bundle of mint left over from filming the Lucid Absinthe seminar last week and a toasty day outside, this julep sounded like just the ticket!

 

Thirst Quenching with a Kick

The peach and mint go perfectly together but the drink was almost a bit too easy to drink. Enter: bitters. Dale Degroff’s Pimento bitters was just the “kick” this drink needed to add some spice and accent the round fruity sweetness of the drink overall.

If you have a tree full of peaches in the backyard (or heck, a grocery store with decent peaches this time of year…) I say give this one a try! One large peach will make enough syrup for many cocktails, so it’s absolutely a worthy investment.

 

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Summer Peach Julep
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It tastes exactly how it sounds - and that is a very good thing.
Summer Peach Julep
Print Recipe
It tastes exactly how it sounds - and that is a very good thing.
Ingredients
Peach Syrup
  • 1 ea Peach
  • 1 cup sugar Or however much sugar is equal in weight to the peach you are usin
Instructions
  1. Muddle mint leaves in a julep cup.
  2. Add all other ingredients
  3. Add crushed ice (to fill the cup)
  4. Stir until a frost forms on the outside of the julep cup
  5. Add more crushed ice to finish the cocktail
  6. Garnish with fresh mint
Peach syrup
  1. Chop peach into 1” pieces and remove the pit
  2. Add sugar and stir well.
  3. Macerate for 2-4 hours
  4. Strain and chill.
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