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.
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.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Carbs 21g 7%
Fiber 1g 4%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.