Step up your adult popsicle game this summer by making Peach Julep Popsicles! These bourbon-y, peachy, minty and oh-so-refreshing pops are what you’ll want to enjoy on a hot summer day! Homemade mint simple syrup serves as the base, and that’s blended with fresh (or frozen) peaches and bourbon. Freeze until solid, put in the popsicle sticks, then enjoy! If you’re a fan of traditional juleps and enjoy a stiff drink, these popsicles are for you!
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Clearly, this summer is no different.
And because boozy popsicles are our favorite.
In April, I attended a blog conference in Charleston, and one afternoon, Meghan and I were walking around, talking all the blog things, and stumbled upon a boozy popsicle food truck.
It’s a thing.
And they were, as I’m sure you can imagine, delightful, and refreshing, and exactly what our afternoon needed.
This popsicle is inspired by the popsicle I had in Charleston, except I’m using peach instead of orange and bourbon instead of champagne.
Soooooo basically, it’s nothing like that one, flavor-wise, other than I love the memory of strolling the streets of downtown Charleston with a friend and snacking on a booze-filled popsicle.
But if you like bourbon? And peaches? And mint?
You’re gonna ADORE these!
It’s basically my Bourbon Peach Slush with a bunch of minty goodness added (because JULEP!) in popsicle form.
Peach Julep Popsicle Essentials
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Scroll on down to learn how to make this beauty of a popsicle, inspired by the classic Mint Julep!
Peach Julep Popsicles
Step up your adult popsicle game this summer by making Peach Julep Popsicles! These bourbon-y, peachy, minty and oh-so-refreshing pops are what you'll want to enjoy on a hot summer day! Homemade mint simple syrup serves as the base, and that's blended with fresh (or frozen) peaches and bourbon. Freeze until solid, put in the popsicle sticks, then enjoy! If you're a fan of traditional juleps and enjoy a stiff drink, these popsicles are for you!
Mint Simple Syrup
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large bunch fresh mint
Peach Julep Popsicles
- 10 oz. peaches , fresh or frozen
- 2.5 oz. bourbon
- Mint Simple Syrup
Make the Mint Simple Syrup
In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the water and sugar.
Heat over medium-high heat until the sugar has completely dissolved into the water.
Remove from the heat, and add the mint.
Let the ingredients steep for 30 minutes, then strain and set aside.
Make the Popsicles
In the base of a blender, combine the peaches, bourbon and mint simple syrup.
Blend until smooth.
Pour into popsicle molds, then freeze overnight (or until frozen solid.)
Serve cold, and enjoy all summer long!
Please note that the total time does NOT include freeze time.
Do not add additional alcohol to the popsicles. I know it’s tempting, but in my first attempt at this recipe, I added 4 oz. of bourbon. Every popsicle broke when I tried to pull them out of the molds because they were a slush consistency.