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Grilled Peach Mint Julep

Grilled Peach Mint Julep

By Traeger Kitchen

Peaches & bourbon = a match made in heaven. Muddled mint is topped with whiskey and grilled peaches for a smokin' cocktail you won't be able to put down.

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

45 Minutes




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Units of Measurement:
Whiskey Peaches
2 Whole peach
4 Ounce whiskey
Pink Peppercorn Simple Syrup
2 Cup Sugar
4 Tablespoon pink peppercorns
20 Whole fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
4 Ounce bourbon
2 lime wedge, for garnish


  • 1

    For the Grilled Whiskey Peaches: cut peach into slices, then soak peach slices in whiskey in the refrigerator for 4 to 6 hours.

    • 2 Whole peach

    • 4 Ounce whiskey

  • 2

    For the Pink Peppercorn Simple Syrup: In a shallow pan, combine sugar, 1 cup water and pink peppercorns.

    • 2 Cup Sugar

    • 4 Tablespoon pink peppercorns

  • 3

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 180℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke if available.

    180 ˚F / 82 ˚C

    Super Smoke

  • 4

    Cook syrup down on the grill for 30 minutes, or until desired smoke flavor has been reached. Remove from the grill.

    180 ˚F / 82 ˚C

    Super Smoke

  • 5

    Increase Traeger temperature to 350℉ and preheat. Place the whiskey peach slices directly on the grill grate and cook 10 to 12 minutes or until peaches soften and get grill marks.

    350 ˚F / 177 ˚C

  • 6

    To make the Julep: Muddle 1/2 ounce Pink Peppercorn Simple Syrup with 10 fresh mint leaves and 4 slices of grilled whiskey peaches.

    • 20 Whole fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish

  • 7

    Add crushed ice over the rim of the glass. Pour bourbon over the crushed ice and stir. Garnish with 1 large sprig of mint and fresh lime. Enjoy!

    • 4 Ounce bourbon

    • 2  lime wedge, for garnish

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