Crown Royal Peach Mint Julep is a delicious twist on a traditional Derby Day cocktail. Combine the sweet mix of peach whisky, simple syrup and fresh mint for a refreshing cocktail that’s perfect for sipping on all summer.
Mint Juleps are a classic summer drink and it’s exciting to make variations based on the traditional recipe.
This fun Crown Royal Peach Mint Julep is the perfect drink for Derby Day when you’re cheering your horse to victory. Serve these for your Derby Day party or any warm weather gathering.
Traditional Mint Juleps call for a Kentucky bourbon, but this recipe brings in the peach flavor with Crown Royal Peach whisky.
What Does Crown Royal Peach Taste Like?
It’s a smooth Canadian whisky infused with real Georgia peaches. The aroma is distinctly peach, but the flavor is a perfect balance of traditional Crown Royal and peach.
The peach is noticeable, but not overpowering. It’s also a good sipping whisky over a few ice cubes.
Does Mint Julep Need Crushed Ice?
Yes, it should be made with crushed ice. This drink is practically all alcohol, so the crushed ice melts easily and lightly thins the whiskey.
How do you Crush Ice for a Julep?
The easiest way to make crushed ice is with a Ninja Blender. I also use my Ninja for many other cocktails and recipes, so you’ll get good use out of it.
It’s a worthy investment for sure. But, the thing I love most about it is how fast it crushes ice! You have to be careful not to over crush the ice in a Ninja Blender.
It’s so fast that crushed ice for a Mint Julep is just 2 quick pulses.
All you need are 4 simple ingredients to make this Crown Royal Peach mint julep recipe.
CROWN ROYAL PEACH WHISKY: Smooth peach infused Canadian whisky.
SIMPLE SYRUP: Adds more sweet flavor. Although Crown Peach is a sweeter whisky, the simple syrup adds additional smoothness.
FRESH MINT: You’ll need 4-5 mint leaves to muddle as well as a mint sprig for garnish. Add more mint leaves if you love a strong mint flavor, 6-8 is not uncommon.
ANGOSTURA BITTERS: Optional, depending on your tastes. Bitters will tone down the sweetness and add a hint of warm spices.
How to Make a Crown Peach Mint Julep
STEP 1: Add 1.5 ounces of simple syrup to your julep cup.
STEP 2: Add 4-5 mint leaves and muddle. Muddle enough to break the mint leaves apart to release their flavors, but not so much the mint leaves are mush.
STEP 3: Pour in 1.5 oz – 2 oz of Crown Royal Peach whisky.
STEP 4: Add 2 dashes angostura bitters (optional). Only add if love the spicy cloves taste of Bitters.
STEP 5: Add crushed ice and stir well.
STEP 6: Top with more crushed ice to fill the glass and add a large sprig of mint for garnish.
What is the Traditional Mint Julep Cup?
A silver cup is traditionally used for serving mint juleps. If you want to get the authentic look, use these 12 ounce stainless steel cups.
I made this recipe in a 12 ounce clear glass cup so you could see the drink in the photos. And serving them in glass cup is just fine!
More Crown Royal Peach Recipes
This Crown Royal Peach Mint Julep is a fun and easy cocktail to add a twist to this traditional drink.
- 1.5 - 2 ounces Crown Royal Peach Whisky
- 4-5 Fresh Mint Leaves
- 1.5 ounces Simple Syrup
- 2 drops Angostura Bitters (optional)
- Sprig of Mint for garnish
- Add simple syrup and mint leaves to your julep cup.
- Muddle mint leaves.
- Pour in Crown Peach Whisky.
- Add 2 drops of Bitters (optional).
- Fill 2/3 of your cup with crushed ice and stir well.
- Top with mound of crushed ice.
- Add mint sprig for garnish.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 396Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 19mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 5gSugar: 32gProtein: 3g
Nutritional values are estimates and not exact.