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Ginger Mint Julep

Total Time

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

Makes

10 servings

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

Ingredients

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

Directions

  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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