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Easy Mint Julep Mocktail Recipe

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If you just need a fun and fantastic mocktail for enjoying with a meal or on movie night with the kids, this Mint Julep Mocktail is the perfect drink! Great mocktail recipes for kids!

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But back to this amazing virgin Mint Julep recipe and how easy it is to make. All you have to do is make the simple syrup in a small saucepan, remove from heat and combine with some limeade (or lemon juice if you’re desperate).

If you want to make it a little fizzy, you can add ginger ale, but I stick with some cups of water the way juleps are traditionally made.

Add some crushed ice and you’re ready for derby day at the Kentucky derby.

So simple, but so fun–especially for the kids.

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Vegetable Side: Bacon Broccoli Salad

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Mint Julep Mocktail

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

If you just need a fun and fantastic mocktail for enjoying with a meal or on movie night with the kids, this Mint Julep Mocktail is the perfect drink!


  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 4 cups limeade
  • 2 lemons
  • Fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)


  1. Stir together sugar, water, and mint leaves in a small saucepan.
  2. Once the mixture reaches the boiling point, reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from the stove and allow mixture to cool for 3 mintues.
  4. Pour the mixture through a strainer in order to remove the mint leaves.
  5. Add ice to 4 glasses. 
  6. Place 3 tablespoons of mint syrup to each of the glasses.
  7. Squeeze half of a lemon's juice in each glass.
  8. Top off each glass with 1 cup of limeade.
  9. Stir and garnish with mint leaves.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 241Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 64gFiber: 2gSugar: 59gProtein: 1g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 11/29/2020

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