Mint-Peach Granita

This granita pairs mint simple syrup with fresh peaches and bourbon, all flavors that go hand in hand.

Mint-Peach Granita and Minty Peach Buzz Cocktail

Serves | 4 |

Mint Simple Syrup (Yields 1 cup)

  • ¹⁄₃ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 10 fresh mint leaves

Granita

  • 1 lb (3 to 4 cups) peaches, sliced
  • 1 cup mint simple syrup (recipe below)
  • fresh mint (for garnish)

Cocktail

  • 1 lb (4 cups) peaches, sliced
  • ½ cup mint simple syrup (recipe below)
  • ½ cup bourbon
  • fresh mint (for garnish)

| Preparation – Mint Simple Syrup | In a small saucepan over low heat, add sugar and water; stir occasionally until sugar dissolves. Add mint, stir and cook for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit at room temperature for another 2 to 3 minutes. Strain syrup and discard mint leaves. Set aside.

| Preparation – Granita | In the bowl of a blender, purée peaches and simple syrup. Spread across a 13-by-9-inch metal baking pan and cover with aluminum foil; transfer to freezer. Using the back of a fork, scrape and stir granita every 30 minutes for at least 2 hours. Serve.

| Preparation – Cocktail | In the bowl of a blender, purée peaches, simple syrup and bourbon. Spread across a 13-by-9-inch metal pan and cover with aluminum foil; transfer to freezer. Using the back of a fork, scrape and stir granita every 30 minutes for at least 2 hours and 30 minutes. An additional hour of freezing may be needed. Serve.

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