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Two brown sugar-peach mint juleps with fresh mint sprigs and peach slices on the side.

Brown Sugar-Peach Mint Julep

  • Author: Amanda McGrory-Dixon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink


For a delicious twist on a classic bourbon cocktail, you’ll love this brown sugar-peach mint julep. Made with a homemade dark brown sugar simple syrup and freshly muddled peaches, this summery mint julep is perfect whether you need a festive Kentucky Derby cocktail or a refreshing patio sipper on a warm night. No matter the occasion, you can’t go wrong with this peachy mint julep.


For Dark Brown Sugar Simple Syrup
1 cup water
1 cup dark brown sugar

For Brown Sugar-Peach Mint Julep
8-10 fresh mint leaves
1/4 cup diced peaches
1 ounce chilled dark brown sugar simple syrup
2 ounces bourbon
Crushed ice
Mint sprig, for garnish
Peach slice, for garnish


For Dark Brown Sugar Simple Syrup

  1. Add water and sugar to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring often to dissolve the sugar. Turn off heat once the brown sugar dissolves.
  2. Allow to cool and then chill. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for several weeks.

For Brown Sugar-Peach Mint Julep

  1. In a mint julep cup or heavy-bottomed old fashioned or highball glass, add the mint leaves, peaches and dark brown sugar simple syrup. Muddle until the peaches break down and release their juice. 
  2. Add bourbon and fill the cup halfway with crushed ice. Stir to chill and melt some of the ice. Fill the rest of the glass with more crushed ice. 
  3. Take a mint sprig and place in the palm of one hand. Quickly clap the other hand on top to release its fragrance. Add as a garnish along with a peach slice. Enjoy!


  • For full tips, please see blog post.
  • Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Category: Beverages
  • Method: Stove-Top
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 drink
  • Calories: 238
  • Sugar: 23
  • Sodium: 1
  • Fat: 0
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 24
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 0
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: brown sugar peach mint julep