Watermelon Mint Julep

Bourbon lovers rejoice! Our spin on a classic mint julep is perfect for everything from derby days to picnics! 

Watermelon Mint Julep

This spin on the Derby’s classic julep is a horse of a different color, but it’s guaranteed to end in a race for seconds.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bourbon, Club Soda, Derby Party, juleps, Kentucky Derby, Mint
Servings: 4
Calories: 147kcal


  • Potato Masher
  • Chef Pastry Blender
  • Fine-Mesh Sieve Set
  • Mint Julep Cups


  • 4 –5 cups Seedless watermelon, diced
  • ½ cup Bourbon
  • ¼ cup Torn fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tbsp. Sugar
  • 1 tbsp. Fresh lime juice
  • Crushed ice
  • Fresh mint sprigs


  • Combine watermelon, bourbon, torn mint, sugar, and lime juice in a bowl; let stand 5 minutes. Mash melon with a potato masher to release juice from the watermelon and muddle the mint.
  • Press mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher; discard solids. Fill 4 tumblers with crushed ice, then top with watermelon mixture.
  • Garnish juleps with mint sprigs.


Per cocktail, Calories: 147

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories147
  • % Daily Value *
  • Sodium 6mg 1%
  • Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
    • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
  • Protein 1g 2%

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

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    Written by Lisa Yarde

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