Spiced Peach Julep

Take your mint julep to the next level with fresh peaches and Captain Morgan.

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Mar 7 2015, 4:33pm

Photo by Phebe Schmidt. Styled by Lucky Prawn.

"Peaches and mint are a classic julep combination, but you could really mix up the recipe below using any fruit you like."

Servings: 19

Prep: 15 minutes

Ingredients

1 bottle Captain Morgan Original Spiced Gold

5 yellow peaches, ripened

1 bundle mint

50 grams sugar

Directions

1. Wash the mint and pick away any browning leaves and stems.

2. Roughly chop the peaches, keeping 1-2 slices for garnish.

3. In a large jar, mix the Captain Morgan with the sugar until dissolved. Add the mint and peaches.

4. Leave to infuse in the fridge for a few hours (or overnight for a stronger flavour). Strain into a sealable jar or bottle and store in the fridge. It should keep for up to a week.

5. To serve, put some cracked ice in a julep cup (or any metal cup—vintage lassi cups are a mad vibe, and will definitely score you bonus points).

6. Add 30 mls of your infused Captain Morgan and stir gently. Add more cracked ice and garnish with 3 to 4 sprigs of mint. Give the mint a little slap over the glass to release its fragrance.