Florida Citrus–Peach Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe

Florida Citrus–Peach Mint Julep Cocktail RecipeFlorida Citrus–Peach Mint Julep
Makes 10 servings

  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • ¾ cup peach nectar
  • ¾ cup mint leaves
  • ½ cup fresh peaches, chopped
  • 4 cups Kentucky bourbon
  • 1 cup Florida orange juice
  • 1 cup Florida grapefruit juice
  • Shaved ice
  • 10 Florida orange slices, for garnish
  • Mint leaves, for garnish
  • Powdered sugar, optional


  1. Combine sugar and water in small saucepan; bring to simmer and stir to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat; refrigerate until chilled.
  2. Combine peach nectar, mint leaves and peaches in cocktail shaker. Muddle ingredients until peaches are crushed and mint is fragrant. In large pitcher, combine muddled peach mixture, chilled sugar syrup, bourbon, orange juice and grapefruit juice; refrigerate 2 to 3 hours until well chilled.
  3. To serve, fill martini glass to rim with shaved ice; pour in Florida Citrus-Peach Mint Julep. Garnish with orange slice and mint leaf; dust with powdered sugar, if desired.

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