Peach Beer Julep
People often associate Juleps with the Kentucky Derby, but you can enjoy this energizing cocktail all summer long. This juicy take on the classic Julep from Lynette Marrero is colored using peach slices and features a foamy head from the IPA syrup.
The hoppy flavor of the IPA syrup is balanced by the sweetness of the peaches and the bourbon. To really enjoy this summertime Peach Beer Julep cocktail, serve it in a Julep cup mounded with crushed ice. This will help keep the drink cold and prevent it from getting watered down.
In a small saucepan with low heat, combine the sugar and the IPA.
Mix slowly until the mixture caramelizes. Turn off the heat.
Transfer the mixture to a sealed container until you’re ready to use the syrup.
Add the peach slices into a Julep cup and muddle.
Add the bourbon, IPA syrup, and crushed ice, and swizzle with a bar spoon or swizzle stick.
Add more crushed ice and repeat until the Julep cup is 3/4 full.
Top with crushed ice to create a mounded effect.
Garnish with mint or basil sprigs.