Recipes for the Races
We're off to the races with these colorful Hibiscus Peach Mint Juleps from Teighan Gerard of Half Baked Harvest.
Is anyone else getting excited for the derby this Saturday? It’s just days away and I cannot stop thinking about my party menu: Kentucky Hot Browns, bourbon pecan pie, and of course the classic race day cocktails... Mint Juleps!
I look forward to making juleps every year for the derby. They’re one of my favorite cocktails. This year though, I really wanted to do something fun and different. Enter these Hibiscus Peach Mint Julep Popsicles! Yes guys, Mint Julep popsicles! How fun is that?
I knew right away when I was thinking up this year's julep recipe that I really wanted it to scream summer! I know it’s only May, but I personally start thinking all things summer by mid-May. And by the time Memorial Day rolls around, all bets are off and it’s officially summertime. Anyone else with me?
I wanted the drink and popsicles to have a very summery vibe, so I went with the combo of hibiscus and peach. I don’t know what exclaims summer more then peaches, and when paired with hibiscus? Perfection!
This fun cocktail is best served as follows: make a batch of the Hibiscus Peach Mint Julep Popsicles, complete with plenty of good Kentucky bourbon. Once your pops are frozen, make the liquid version of the juleps. Then, and here’s the really fun part, serve the popsicles IN the drinks... See, so fun! Of course you can make either the popsicles or the drink on their own, but making both is so much more fun.
Be sure to make the popsicles the night before to give them plenty of time to freeze. Trust me, trying to make popsicles an hour before your party just never works well. Oh, and be sure to pick up some fun Mint Julep Cups and Popsicle Molds for the perfect race day party!
Is it May 6th yet?