Ginger Mint Julep

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling Cook: 5 min. + cooling


10 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
Mint juleps aren't just for Kentucky Derby day! Enjoy one while gathering with friends for baby shower or luncheon. —Ellen Riley, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Ginger Mint Julep Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups loosely packed chopped fresh spearmint
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup crushed ice
  • 1 ounce bourbon
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1-1/2 ounces ginger beer


  1. For mint syrup, place sugar, water and chopped mint in a large saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook until sugar is dissolved, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; cool completely.
  2. Strain syrup through a fine mesh strainer; discard mint. Refrigerate, covered, until cold, at least 2 hours.
  3. For each serving, place ice in a mint julep cup or rocks glass. Add bourbon, lime juice and 1/4 cup mint syrup; stir until mixture is cold. Top with beer.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 238 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (44g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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