Florida Citrus and Peach Mint Julep

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Florida Orange Juice
  • 1 cup Florida Grapefruit Juice
  • 10 Florida Orange Slices, for garnish
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • ¾ cup peach nectar
  • ¾ cup mint leaves
  • ½ cup fresh peaches, chopped
  • 4 cups Kentucky bourbon
  • Shaved ice
  • Mint leaves, for garnish
  • Powdered sugar, optional

Preparation

Step 1:

Combine sugar and water in small saucepan; bring to simmer and stir to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat; refrigerate until chilled.

Step 2:

Combine peach nectar, mint leaves and peaches in cocktail shaker. Muddle ingredients until peaches are crushed and mint is fragrant. In large pitcher, combine muddled peach mixture, chilled sugar syrup, bourbon, Florida Orange Juice and Florida Grapefruit juice; refrigerate 2 to 3 hours until well chilled.

Step 3:

To serve, fill martini glass to rim with shaved ice; pour in Florida Citrus and Peach Mint Julep. Garnish with Florida Orange Slice and mint leaf; dust with powdered sugar, if desired.