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Crown Royal Peach Mint Julep

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.

Crown Royal Peach Mint Julep with a Crown Peach bottle and cup of fresh mint in the background.

Crown Peach Mint Julep

 

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.

Cocktails made with peach whiskey are always at the top of my list. This 3 Ingredient Sparkling Crown Royal Drink and this Peach Beach drink are two more delicious cocktails to try!

Crown Peach Mint Julep with a Crown Royal Peach Whisky bottle in the background.

 

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.

 

Ingredients

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.

Crown Royal Peach Mint Julep ingredients and muddler displayed on counter top.

 

How to Make a Crown Peach Mint Julep

STEP 1: Add 1.5 ounces of simple syrup to your julep cup.

Pouring simple syrup in cocktail glass.

 

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.

Using a muddler to muddle fresh mint leaves with the simple syrup in the cocktail glass.

 

STEP 3: Pour in 1.5 oz – 2 oz of Crown Royal Peach whisky.

Pouring Crown Peach Whisky into glass.

 

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.

Stiring peach mint julep drink with a spoon.

 

STEP 6: Top with more crushed ice to fill the glass and add a large sprig of mint for garnish.

Peach mint julep drink with a mound of crushed ice on top and a mint sprig.

 

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

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Crown Royal Peach Ring Drink

Crown Royal Peach and Ginger Ale

Crown Peach and Lemonade

Peach Crown Jello Shots

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This Crown Royal Peach Mint Julep is a fun and easy cocktail to add a twist to this traditional drink.

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Crown Royal Peach Mint Julep

Crown Royal Peach Mint Julep with a Crown Peach bottle and cup of fresh mint in the background.

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.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Add simple syrup and mint leaves to your julep cup.
  2. Muddle mint leaves.
  3. Pour in Crown Peach Whisky.
  4. Add 2 drops of Bitters (optional).
  5. Fill 2/3 of your cup with crushed ice and stir well.
  6. Top with mound of crushed ice.
  7. Add mint sprig for garnish.

Notes

See recipe post for tips. Drink Responsibly.

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