Alcohol Free Mint Julep

    25 minutes

    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 Melbourne Cup!

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    Serves: 2 

    • 1/4 cup water
    • 1/4 cup white sugar
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves
    • 2 cups crushed ice
    • 1/2 cup real lemonade (not fizzy drink)
    • fresh mint sprigs, for garnish

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. In a small saucepan combine the water, sugar and 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.
    2. Fill 2 cups or frozen glasses with crushed ice. Pour 1/2 of the lemonade into each glass and top with a splash of the prepared sugar syrup. Garnish each with a mint sprig and a straw.

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    Just made this and it's unbelievably good! I did however change it slightly as I had no real lemonade only apple. But being proper apple juice it certainly tasted just as good. Added a dash of fresh lime too. Took a cool photo but it doesn't seem to want to upload.  -  04 Jul 2017


    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.  -  26 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Darn! I thought I just created a no liquor Mojito with this recipe. It sure is good though!  -  15 Jun 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)