Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins
I would never have thought myself to be a bourbon lover, but bourbon in a fruity sweet-based drink is surprisingly good. For another delicious bourbon drink, see Old Fashioned Slush (Long Island Slush). Ginger Peach Julep is from Wayne Curtis, author of "And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the World in Ten Cocktails". Fun served in an iced filled Mason jar.
- 2 ripe peach slices
- 2 1⁄2 ounces Bourbon
- 1⁄2 ounce ginger syrup (see Ginger Syrup With Variations)
- 8 -10 mint leaves, plus a mint sprig for garnish
- crushed ice
- Combine the peach slices, bourbon, ginger syrup and mint leaves in a mixing glass. Muddle gently, crushing the peaches and bruising (but not tearing) the mint leaves. Let the mixture sit for 2 or 3 minutes.
- Pack a highball glass, julep cup or Mason jar with crushed ice and insert a straw. Slowly pour the contents of the mixing glass through a strainer into the ice-packed glass. Garnish with a mint sprig.