Orange Mint Juleps


Savor this citrusy alcoholic beverage recipe on a hot summer afternoon. Serve it chilled with a garnish of mint and orange slices.

Orange Mint Juleps
Photo: Helen Norman
Prep Time:
20 mins
Stand Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins
2/3 cup per glass


  • 2 cup lightly packed fresh mint

  • 2 cup water

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup orange juice

  • 1 ½ cup bourbon

  • Granulated sugar

  • Crushed Ice

  • Fresh Mint Sprigs

  • Halved orange slices


  1. Place mint leaves in a medium bowl; set aside. In a medium saucepan combine the water and 1 cup sugar. Bring to boiling, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; pour over mint leaves. Stir in orange juice.

  2. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 1 hour. Strain mixture through a mesh strainer. Stir in bourbon. Cover and chill up to 24 hours.

  3. Place granulated sugar in a shallow dish; wet the edge of 8 glasses and dip into sugar to coat. Add crushed ice to glasses. Divide bourbon mixture among glasses (about 2/3 cup per glass). Garnish with mint and orange slices.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

228 Calories
33g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 228
% Daily Value *
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 22.4mg 112%
Calcium 60.6mg 5%
Iron 2.9mg 16%
Potassium 190mg 4%
Folate, total 36.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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