Peach Tea Bourbon Mules

4 mules
10 min

Peach tea bourbon mules are a delicious variation to the classic Moscow mule recipe. These Kentucky mules are made with fresh peach puree, tea, mint and lemon for a refreshing summer drink!

When I think of Moscow mules, I immediately picture an ice cold refreshing drink served in those pretty copper mugs with water dripping down the sides from the condensation.

If you’ve ever had a mule, you know what I’m talking about ;).

Naturally I think of summer too, since mules are just so darn refreshing, so I had to come up with a summer Moscow mule variation.

These peach tea bourbon mules are made with fresh peach puree, whiskey bourbon, a splash of lemon, fresh mint, black tea and of course that delicious ginger beer.

Being pregnant in the summer is no fun. You sweat in all those extra creases and rolls and on top of gaining extra weight you can’t drink.

…No fun but totally worth it ;).

Even though I couldn’t have one of these bourbon peach mules, I did try a sip and my goodness, they’re tasty. So tasty you can’t even tell there’s liquor in them (sorry not sorry!).

Ingredients for Peach Tea Moscow Mules:

  • fresh peach puree
  • whiskey bourbon (good quality!)
  • peach schnapps
  • lemon
  • unsweetened black tea
  • honey
  • ginger beer

The fresh peach puree is the star of this drink recipe.

You want to make sure you’re using very ripe peaches that are almost too mushy to eat. Anything too firm won’t give you that peach flavor and won’t liquify into a nice puree.

Also, you want to be sure to use a good quality bourbon. Jim beam, Makers Mark or Knob Creek are some of my favorites.

I say unsweetened black tea because there’s a good amount of natural sugar in the peaches and the ginger beer so you don’t want this drink to end up too sugary sweet.

You can always adjust the sweetness with the honey if you think it needs more sugar ;).

How to make Kentucky peach tea mules:

  1. Make your peach puree by adding your peeled peach slices to a food processor and process until smooth.
  2. Add peach puree to a large pitcher along with bourbon, peach schnapps, lemon juice, black tea and honey. Stir until combined.
  3. Add ice to four copper mugs. Pour 3/4 cup of the peach bourbon drink into the cup and top with ginger beer.
  4. Garnish with fresh mint, lemon and peach slices if desired.

Do you have to use copper mugs for Moscow mules?

You don’t need the copper mugs to enjoy these peach tea bourbon mules.

However, I do highly recommend the copper mugs because aside from being the key component to the drink, they keep the cocktail super cold which is great especially in the summer!

Difference between a Moscow Mule and Kentucky Mule?

The only difference between a Moscow and Kentucky mule is that a Moscow mule uses vodka and a Kentucky mule uses (Kentucky) bourbon whiskey.

You could certainly make these peach tea mules with vodka if you prefer. I just love bourbon and I think it goes great with the peach and ginger :).

Can you make a Moscow mule with ginger ale?

If you don’t have ginger beer, you could make these mules with ginger ale.

They won’t have that strong classic ginger taste that you get from the ginger beer so you can add a little fresh ginger if you’d like.

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Recipe details
  • 4  mules
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 10 min
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  • 1/2 cup fresh peach puree (about 1 medium peach), see recipe notes
  • 1 cup whiskey bourbon
  • 1/3 cup peach schnapps
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 cup unsweetened black tea
  • ginger beer, for topping
  • fresh mint, for garnish
  • peach & lemon slices, for garnish (optional)

Combine peach puree, bourbon, peach schnapps, juice from 1 lemon, honey and black tea in a large pitcher. Stir to combine.
Fill four copper mugs with ice. Pour bourbon peach mixture, filling about 3/4 of the way.
Top with ginger beer and garnish with mint, peach and lemon slices.
Serve and enjoy!
  • *To make the peach puree: peel and slice peach around the pit. Add to food processor and combine until smooth.
  • *Be sure to use very ripe peaches. Anything too firm will not yield enough juice to liquify into a puree. You can always boil your peach slices before pureeing them if they are not soft enough.
  • *Good quality bourbon like Maker's Mark or Jim Beam should be used in this recipe.
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  • Cindy Brown Cindy Brown on Aug 25, 2022

    I've. Been making this for 30yrs! I used to call it Mommas Peach Tea!! Now, my kids can partake. My favorite is spiced rum, but bourbon works, too!!! I'll be having one today!!✌😁

  • Carrie Lee Kent Carrie Lee Kent on Aug 25, 2022

    Can you tell me How to make a Medouri Sour ?

    I had more than my Fair SHARE on a Cruise my Sisters and I took along with our mother about 15 +/- yrs. Ago

    Would Love to know how.

    Also...Mint Julep...