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Bourbon • Sweet
Peachy Keen

This mint- and peach-laced gingerade from Julie Rogers of Coltivare in Houston is the holy grail of kid-friendly mocktails. It’s delightfully sweet with the perfect amount of lemon sour. Mint gives the cooler an ultra-refreshing herbal kick, which also happens to pair seamlessly with a little bourbon (if you’re in the mood). If ginger beer proves to be too spicy for the kids, reserve it for the grown-ups and swap in ginger ale.

The Essentials

mint
ginger beer
peach syrup
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The Details
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Ingredients

Handful of mint
1 oz fresh lemon juice
Goya ginger beer
2 oz Peach Syrup
1.5 oz bourbon (optional)
Mint sprig, for garnish

Method

  • In the bottom of a Collins glass, muddle the mint.
  • Fill the glass with crushed ice and add the peach syrup and bourbon (if you’re making a grown-up drink).
  • Stir or swizzle, then top with ginger beer and garnish with a mint sprig.
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Strength:
Peach Syrup
Custom Ingredient

Ingredients

12 oz peach
8 oz water
6 oz sugar
spices

Method

  • Add all ingredients to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Let the mixture simmer until it is reduced to a syrupy consistency.
  • Boil for less time if you’d like a fresher and more delicate peach flavor, and boil longer if you’d prefer a stewed peach flavor.
  • Add cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and fresh ginger, to taste. Strain through a mesh strainer and let cool.