Apple Mint Juleps

Apple Mint JulepsRecipe
Photo: Charles Walton; Styling: Leslie Byars Simpson
If bourbon is not your cup of tea, you can still experience a julep. We made the alcohol optional in this recipe; it's great both ways.


8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living


2 cups chopped fresh mint
8 cups apple juice
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1 cup bourbon (optional)
Garnish: fresh mint sprigs


Tie mint in a cheesecloth bag, and place in a large saucepan. Add apple juice, and bring mixture to a boil.

Remove from heat; cover and cool. Chill.

Remove and discard cheesecloth bag; stir in lime juice and, if desired, bourbon. Serve over crushed or shaved ice; garnish, if desired.