An alcohol FREE mint julep for you non-drinkers out there.... now you don't have to drink water and can enjoy the classic mint julep with a slight twist while watching the Kentucky Derby!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small saucepan, combine the water, sugar and 1 tablespoon of chopped mint. Stir and bring to a boil. Cook until sugar has dissolved, then remove from heat and set aside to cool. After about an hour, strain out mint leaves.

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  • Fill 2 cups or frozen goblets with crushed ice. Pour 1/2 of the lemonade into each glass and top with a splash of the sugar syrup. Garnish each with a mint sprig and a straw. Serve on a silver platter.

Nutrition Facts

122 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 31.6g 10% DV; fatg; cholesterolmg; sodium 3.4mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (20)

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Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2007
Very refreshing. The mint used in juleps is called Corsican Mint. It has tiny leaves & the plant grows as a ground cover - much different than peppermint and similar varieties. The flavor is very strong. I planted some this spring and have enjoyed it in tea orange juice and cocktails. Read More
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30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2007
Very refreshing. The mint used in juleps is called Corsican Mint. It has tiny leaves & the plant grows as a ground cover - much different than peppermint and similar varieties. The flavor is very strong. I planted some this spring and have enjoyed it in tea orange juice and cocktails. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2007
Very yummy! Easy too. I had to make a second batch of the syrup later in the day because I liked it so much. I also tried it with Limeaid and I loved it that way. It's a very refreshing drink and I am sure I will enjoy them throughout the summer. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2008
Darn! I thought I just created a no liquor Mojito with this recipe. It sure is good though! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/01/2009
i enjoy this all summer long. and if you want bourbon in it stir in a jigger. i do not think it needs it. frosted ice cold glasses a must. good lemonade a major must. no premade stuff. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2008
This is great! I think I've looked for an alcohol free version before but could not find it. I'm not a huge mint fan but this was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2010
I brought these to a luncheon for my pregnant sister. They looked incredibly elegant and tasted really refreshing. She and all the other guests loved them! Never missed the alcohol! Thank you for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/10/2009
Used this recipe for a Kentucky Derby themed baby shower and it was a great hit! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2009
I made this as well as the Mint Julep with alcohol. Everyone enjoyed this one more. Very refreshing and great tasting. Great use for my mint from my Aero Garden! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2011
So simple. so refreshing! Read More
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