Peach Mint Juleps with Katie Jacobs

Apr 15, 2024 at 12:22 pm by RMGadmin

With Katie Jacobs | Styling My Everyday 

Photography by Evin Photography

 Nothing celebrates horse racing season quite like the mint julep...and Katie Jacobs has the perfect sweet twist on your derby classic. Add this delicious cocktail to your tailgating bar at the Iroquois Steeplechase, taking place on May 11th at Percy Warner Park, and you will be sure to win over your guests. With its beautiful presentation and medley of flavors, you can cheers to a day of Steeplechasing, horse racing and the excitement of the final stretch!

Honey Peach Mint Julep


For the Peach and Mint Simple Syrup:

1 peach sliced

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup water

5 sprigs of mint

2 Tbsp honey


For the Cocktail

2 1/2 oz. bourbon

12-15 fresh mint leaves

Crushed or gravel ice

Mint and Peach Slices for garnish


For the Peach and Mint Simple Syrup:
To make the simple syrup, combine the sliced peach, sugar, water and mint in a small saucepan and cook until the sugar is melted. Simmer for 2-3 minutes on low until the peaches are softened. Add the honey and stir until combined. Remove from heat and mash the peaches well. Strain the mixture through a sieve to remove the peach pulp and mint; set aside to cool.
For the Cocktail: 
To make the cocktail, place a few mint leaves and 1/4 ounce of the peach syrup in a julep cup or Old Fashioned glass and gently muddle, working the leaves up the side of the glass. Loosely pack the glass with ice, then add 2 1/2 oz. bourbon and top with a splash of peach syrup on top. Stir gently.


Garnish with a peach slice and a sprig of mint.