Honey Mint Julep Recipe

Honey Mint Julep Recipe
Staff Writer
National Honey Board

For a simple spin on the traditional recipe, this delightful julep calls for honey instead of sugar. Honey can add depth of flavor, and pairs beautifully with the other flavors in this cocktail.

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1
Servings
122
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 8 mint leaves
  • 1 ½ tablespoons honey
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • Crushed ice

Directions

Pour boiling water from a kettle into a small bowl. Add mint leaves; stir until wilted. Add honey; stir until dissolved. Let mixture stand until cool; strain and discard mint. Combine two ounces of bourbon with honey mint syrup. Pour bourbon mixture over crushed ice into a frosted tumbler or tall glass. Garnish with mint sprigs.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
9g
10%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
14g
11%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
39µg
6%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Calcium, Ca
104mg
10%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
56µg
14%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
29mg
9%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
103mg
15%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
59mg
4%
Thiamin
2mg
100%
Water
25g
1%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Honey Shopping Tip

As an alternative to sugary, salty, processed foods, try shopping for fruits and vegetables that are in season.

Honey Cooking Tip

For a healthier alternative, substitute honey or molasses for sugar in baking recipes, and use a 3:1 blend of canola oil to olive oil instead of butter when cooking over the flame.