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Evan Williams Hot Honey Peach Mint Julep

The Hot Honey Peach Mint Julep is a spicy twist on the classic mint julep and the perfect cocktail for celebrating Derby Day in style!

I partnered with Evan Williams Bourbon to mix up the Hot Honey Peach Mint Julep recipe! Recipe and ideas are my own.

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Hot Honey Peach Mint Julep

The Hot Honey Peach Mint Julep is the ultimate cocktail for Derby Day celebrations! At the core of this drink is Evan Williams Peach bourbon, known for its smooth profile that perfectly complements the bold flavors of hot honey and fresh mint.

Combine 1 teaspoon of hot honey with 1 teaspoon of hot water to make the hot honey syrup. Adding hot honey to the traditional mint julep recipe kicks up the heat and keeps each sip refreshing and invigorating!

Ingredients in the Hot Honey Peach Mint Julep

  • Evan Williams Peach Bourbon: Mellow notes of Evan Williams Peach bourbon infuses the cocktail with its distinctively Southern charm.
  • Hot Honey: A dash of hot honey adds heat that sets this modern rendition apart from its classic counterpart.
  • Fresh Mint: Provides a burst of aromatic freshness.
  • Peach Slice, Mint Spring: Complete the cocktail with a slice of fresh peach and mint sprig.
evan williams hot honey peach julep

Hot to Make the Hot Honey Peach Mint Julep

Start by creating a honey syrup by combining hot honey and hot water in a small glass. Stir until fully dissolved.

In a julep cup or glass, add fresh mint leaves, followed by the prepared honey syrup. Gently muddle the mint leaves with the back of a spoon to release their oils and flavors.

Next, pour Evan Williams Peach bourbon over the muddled mint leaves and honey syrup, then fill the cup with crushed ice. Stir the ingredients together until well chilled.

Top the cocktail with additional crushed ice, then garnish with a sprig of mint and a slice of fresh peach to add a touch of Derby Day elegance. Cheers!

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the origins of the mint julep?

The mint julep has roots in the Southern United States. The earliest known recipe dates back to the late 18th century. Originally concocted as a medicinal tonic, the mint julep evolved over time to become a cocktail associated with hospitality and leisure. It’s a refreshing blend of bourbon, mint, sugar, and ice.

Why do they drink mint juleps during the Kentucky Derby?

The tradition of sipping mint juleps during the Kentucky Derby can be traced back to the late 19th century when the cocktail became synonymous with the prestigious horse race. Today, the mint julep is considered the official drink of the Derby, with over 120,000 servings consumed each year at Churchill Downs.

What’s the difference between traditional mint julep and Hot Honey Peach Mint Julep?

The traditional mint julep is characterized by its classic combination of bourbon, mint, sugar, and ice. The Hot Honey Peach Mint Julep offers a modern twist on this libation. The addition of hot honey infuses the cocktail with a hint of heat, adding depth and complexity to its flavor profile. The inclusion of peach bourbon lends a fruity sweetness that complements the refreshing bite of mint.

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Evan Williams Hot Honey Peach Mint Julep

The Hot Honey Peach Mint Julep, a sensational twist on the classic mint julep, is the perfect cocktail for celebrating Derby Day in style.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bourbon, hot honey, kentucky derby, mint, Mint Julep, peach cocktail

Materials

  • 1 tsp hot honey
  • 1 tsp hot water
  • 10 mint leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 2 oz Evan Williams Peach
  • Garnish: peach slice, mint sprig

Instructions

  • Combine hot honey and hot water in a small glass to make honey syrup.
  • Add mint leaves and hot honey syrup to a glass or julep cup and lightly muddle.
  • Add Evan Williams Peach then fill the glass with crushed ice. Stir until chilled.
  • Top with more crushed ice. Garnish with a mint sprig and peach slice.

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