Fresh herbs in cocktails are always a pleasant surprise, and the mint in this julep is certainly no exception. You'll begin by muddling it in a pitcher, which brings out its delightful aroma and flavor and therefore infusing the alcohol with more mint flavor. Just be careful not to smash the leaves with too much force, or you'll end up with a slightly grassy aftertaste. Though the fresh peach slices are technically an optional garnish, if you're serving this to guests, it's worth the extra effort. Not only does it make for a gorgeous presentation, but everyone will enjoy having a fresh peach slice to munch on.
⅓ cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
2 tablespoons ginger simple syrup (from step 1 of this recipe)
1½ cups peach juice
¾ cup (6 oz.) bourbon
½ cup peach kombucha
Peach slices, for serving
How to Make It
Muddle mint leaves with simple syrup in a pitcher until aromatic and well crushed. Stir in peach juice and bourbon. Pour into tall cocktail glasses filled with crushed ice. Top each with 2 tablespoons peach kombucha. Garnish with mint leaves and peach slices.
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