Peachy Sweet Tea Mint Julep

Peachy Sweet Tea Mint Julep

This is a fun grown-up drink I made with some leftover peaches, bourbon I had from brining our turkey at Thanksgiving and sweet tea I made for lunch one day.  It’s tastes like summer time in the South.  I can imagine drinking this in a rocking chair on a front porch while the sun in going down.  It would also be a nice addition to your next summer cookout or barbecue.

Start by whirling up a peeled and chopped peach in a blender or food processor.  The leftover can be used in smoothies or swirled into plain yogurt.  Pour 2 cups of sweet tea in pitcher.

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Whisk 5 tablespoons of peach puree into the sweet tea.  Add 1/4 cup of mint leaves and crush to release the oils.  Stir in 3 oz. of bourbon.  You can add more if you like a stronger flavor.  I like the sweet tea to shine through.

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Pour into a glass with crushed ice and garnish with some mint.

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Peachy Sweet Tea Mint Julep

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 2

Peachy Sweet Tea Mint Julep

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sweet tea
  • 5 Tbsp peach puree (1 peach, peeled and chopped, blended in blender or food processor)
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves
  • 3 oz bourbon (or more)
  • crushed ice
  • extra mint for garnish

Instructions

  1. Whisk peach puree into sweet tea.
  2. Crush the mint leaves into the tea mixture.
  3. Stir in the bourbon.
  4. Serve over crushed ice and garnish with mint.
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Hope you enjoy this as much as we did!

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Have a fun weekend!

JulieBird

Comments

  1. Yummy

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