Strawberry Mint Julep Cocktail

This Strawberry Mint Julep Cocktail is a match made in drink heaven! With the natural sweetness from the strawberries and the smooth taste of bourbon combined together in one drink, there is absolutely nothing better!

A glass of strawberry mint julep with strawberries and a lime slice

To be honest, I am always looking for a good cocktail!

I’m one of these type people who are always looking for something new, something different. I love to experiment and find new flavors to try!

This drink was that for me. It was an experiment that turned out to be one of the best drinks I’ve made in a long time! I love the fresh and refreshing taste from this cocktail but what I love more is that it’s not super strong.

That’s right! There is not a lot of alcohol in this drink. I like drinks that are on the lighter side but are still full of flavor!

And that’s really how I landed on the idea to make this cocktail. Well, that and the fact that summer finally here! We have an abundance of fresh strawberries and mint. It seemed like a natural match and let me tell you, the first sip was just as good as the last!

A glass of strawberry mint julep with strawberries, a lime slice, and a copper stirrer on a marble board

How to make a strawberry mint julep cocktail

The secret to making this drink is having really good strawberries! If you choose to use our Homemade Simple Syrup and/or our Homemade Sour Mix, both of which I highly recommend, those need to be made first.

In fact, both things are great to keep on hand – just remember to keep them refrigerated!

Next, you’re going to need fresh mint leaves for this. I personally like spearmint, but peppermint will work just as well. I would definitely stay away from things like chocolate mint and pineapple mint!

ingredients for strawberry mint julep on a marble board

Now, cut up the strawberries to make them easier to muddle. Then put the strawberries, mint leave, and simple syrup in a glass and muddle them together. Add the bourbon, sour mix, club soda, and ice!

strawberries and mint and simple syrup in a glass

You’re amazing Strawberry Mint Julep Cocktail is finally finished! The last step is to sip and enjoy!

Expert Tips

  • A muddler will make your life much easier when combining the strawberries, mint and simple syrup.
  • While you can use bought simple syrup and sour mix, homemade definitely makes this drinks stand out!
  • Add the ice last! You don’t want to water down your drink.
  • Do not over muddle!
strawberry mint julep cocktail on a marble board with strawberries and lime slices

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A glass of strawberry mint julep with strawberries and a lime slice

Strawberry Mint Julep Cocktail

Traci
This Strawberry Mint Julep Cocktail is light and refreshing! It truly is like drinking summer in a cup!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Cocktails
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 122 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 2 strawberries sliced
  • 4-6 mint leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon [simple syrup]
  • 1-1/4 ounces bourbon
  • 2 ounces [sour mix]
  • 4 ounces club soda

Instructions

  • In a cocktail glass, muddle strawberries, mint, and simple syrup.
  • Add bourbon and sour mix.
  • Top with club soda.
  • Mix.
  • Add ice last.

Notes

  • A muddler will make your life much easier when combining the strawberries, mint and simple syrup.
  • While you can use bought simple syrup and sour mix, homemade is definitely better.
  • Add the ice last.
  • Do not over muddle!

EQUIPMENT

Nutrition

Serving: 1drinkCalories: 122kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSodium: 22mgFiber: 5gSugar: 2g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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