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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

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.
Course Beverages
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 drink
Calories 238kcal


  • Jigger or small measuring cup
  • Muddler
  • Bar spoon


For Dark Brown Sugar Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar

For Brown Sugar-Peach Mint Julep

  • 8-10 fresh mint leaves
  • ¼ cup diced peaches
  • 1 ounce chilled dark brown sugar simple syrup
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • Crushed ice
  • Fresh mint sprig for garnish
  • Peach slice for garnish


For Dark Brown Sugar Simple Syrup

  • 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.
  • Allow to cool and then chill. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for several weeks.

For Brown Sugar-Peach Mint Julep

  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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.


Serving: 1drink | Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Sodium: 1mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g