Watermelon Mint Juleps


Watermelon Mint Juleps

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.


Makes four 4-oz. cocktails

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Test Kitchen Tip

Ripe, juicy melon is easy to crush with a masher. But if the melon is less ripe and firmer, use a pastry blender.


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.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per cocktail

Calories: 147

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0g 0%

Sodium 6mg 0%

Carbs 21g 7%

Fiber 1g 4%

Protein 1g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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