Classic mint julep flavor with a naturally sweetened maple twist! These maple mint juleps are great to sip on any day, not just Derby Day, and are easy to make in bulk for entertaining.
Maple Mint Julep
- 5 mint leaves
- 1 1/2 ounces grade A maple syrup
- 2 ounces bourbon
- 3 ounces club soda
Maple Mint Juleps for a crowd (serves 15)
- 30 to 40 mint leaves (about 2 bunches)
- 2 3/4 cup Grade A maple syrup
- 3 3/4 cup bourbon
- 4 cans club soda
Non-alcoholic Maple Mint Julep
- 5 mint leaves
- 1 ounce grade A maple syrup
- 5 ounces club soda
Maple Mint Juleps
- Muddle mint leaves and maple syrup together. Using the muddler, press onto the mint leaves and twist. You want to squeeze out the oils from the leaves, not smash them to bits.
- Add bourbon and roll the drink from one glass to another to incorporate the syrup and the bourbon. Pack the glass with fresh ice.
- Top with club soda and garnish with a fresh mint leaf.
- How to make a batch: working in 3 batches, muddle the mint leaves in a cup or directly in the pitcher. Add the maple syrup and stir in the bourbon, mixing until all the ingredients are combine and the maple syrup is thinned out. Slowly pour in club soda. Fill cups with ice before pouring.
- How to make non-alcoholic: Follow steps 1 through 3, without the bourbon using the non-alcoholic quantities (because there is no alcohol, there is less maple syrup.)
- Don’t have a muddler? Try using a wooden spatula or spoon. Alternatively you can combine the maple syrup and mint over low heat and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes. Let it cool completely before using.
- Category: Cocktail
- Cuisine: Cocktail
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