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Non-Alcoholic Strawberry Mint Julep Mocktail


  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: About 28 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Serving 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

These refreshing strawberry mint julep mocktails are perfect for Derby day or a sunny summer barbecue! 


Ingredients

Scale

FOR THE SIMPLE SYRUP:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar or agave
  • 1 bunch mint leaves (about 1 cup fresh mint)

FOR EACH STRAWBERRY MINT JULEP:

  • 34 mint leaves
  • 12 strawberries
  • 12 Tbsp. mint simple syrup
  • about 3/41 cup crushed ice
  • 1/4 cup limeade or lemonade
  • 1/4 cup sparkling water
  • Optional garnishes: more fresh mint leaves, strawberries, lemon or lime slices/wedges

Instructions

FIRST, MAKE THE SIMPLE SYRUP:

  1. In a saucepan, combine water and sugar (or agave).
  2. Stir over medium heat, until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  3. Turn off the heat and add the fresh mint leaves.
  4. Allow the mint to steep in the simple syrup about 15 minutes (set a timer so you don’t forget!)
  5. Strain out the mint and transfer the mint simple syrup to a jar or container.
  6. Chill syrup in the refrigerator until completely cool. Mint simple syrup will keep 1 week in the refrigerator.
  7. (You’ll have about 12 oz. mint simple syrup)

TO MAKE A VIRGIN STRAWBERRY MINT JULEP:

  1. Add strawberries and simple syrup to the bottom of your cup.
  2. Muddle the strawberries in the simple syrup until mostly smooth. (A few larger pieces are fine, but the finer you can mash them, the easier they’ll be to drink.)
  3. Add mint leaves to your cup and muddle just 3-4 times to release the essential oils. (It should smell fresh and fragrant)
  4. Fill the cup about 3/4 full with crushed ice.
  5. Add limeade and sparkling water to your cup.
  6. Use a straw or drink stirrer to mix the julep for a few seconds, until the glass starts to get frosty.
  7. Garnish with strawberries, lemon or lime slices, and lots of fresh mint!
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

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