Low Calorie Mint Julep Cocktail

Easy Mint Julep Recipe

This low calorie mint julep cocktail is easy to make, and delicious. I was able to cut the calories in this mint juleps drink recipe without changing the flavor, or compromising the potency. Bellow, you’ll learn how to make a mint julep recipe low in calories, with just one ingredient swap.

Easy Mint Julep Recipe

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 8 mint leaves
  • ¼ ounce zero calorie simple syrup
  • 2 ounces whiskey bourbon
  • Mint sprig optional
  • Angostura bitters optional

Low Calorie Mint Julep Cocktails

Easy Mint Julep Recipe

Healthy Mint Julep Cocktails Meal Prep and Storage

Meal Prep: You can meal prep (or make party pitchers) by making the drink and skipping the ice. Then cover (jars are great for this) and store for later.
Storage: Will hold for 2 days in the fridge, or add to the freezer for 2 weeks (it won’t freeze solid thanks to the booze).
Serving: Pour over ice and enjoy.

Low Calorie Mint Julep Cocktails

Easy Mint Julep Recipe

Low Calorie Mint Julep Cocktails

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This low calorie easy mint julep recipe is just 140 calories thanks to the secret ingredient… all natural zero calorie simple syrup.
Learn how to make a mint julep low in calories without sacrificing flavor or potency with this easy to make recipe.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Course cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 drink
Calories 140 kcal


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  • In a Julep cup or tall glass, lightly muddle the mint leaves in the simple syrup.
  • Add the bourbon then pack the glass tightly with crushed ice.
  • Stir until the bourbon and ice together until the glass is frosted on the outside.
  • Top with more crushed ice to form an ice dome, and garnish with a mint sprig and a few drops of (optional) bitters.


Serving: 1drinkCalories: 140kcalCarbohydrates: 0gProtein: 0gFat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgPotassium: 0mgFiber: 0gSugar: 0gCalcium: 0mgIron: 0mg
Keyword cocktails, drinks
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About the Author

Hi, my name is Audrey Johns and I am a 4 time best selling cookbook author! All 4 of my low calorie cookbooks are published by HarperCollins (the oldest publishing house in the US!) and have been featured on prominent TV shows like The Today Show, Rachael Ray and The Doctors. I am a low calorie and healthy recipe authority and my delicious recipes are tried and loved by thousands of readers. 

After a one year 150 pound weight loss (and I’ve kept it off for 13 years!) I started sharing all of my low calorie recipes with the world. They are always all-natural and geared around weight loss and weight management. I have even made some of these recipes with my Biggest Loser pal Bob Harper! Check out my weight loss story, my best selling cookbooks, and my numerous TV appearances by clicking here.

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