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Honey Mint Julep Recipe

Staff Writer
Honey Mint Julep Recipe
honey mint julep
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.




  • 2 Tablespoons boiling water
  • 8 mint leaves
  • 1 ½ Tablespoon honey
  • 2 Ounces bourbon
  • Crushed ice


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.

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.