Mint Julep Keto
The ideal keto drink is this Keto Mint Julep! This timeless cocktail is a delectable concoction of bourbon, cooling mint, and top-notch simple syrup. For the finest guilt-free summer beverage or nightcap, serve over crushed ice.
You lose the carbohydrates but not the flavor because I used Liquid Monkfruit to replace the sugar. For more fantastic suggestions on how to use this low carb simple syrup, try my Keto Margarita or Keto Lemon Drop!
Enjoy a Keto Mint Julep on the porch, at brunches, picnics, parties, weddings, or the Kentucky Derby, which is the occasion for which it is most well-known.
Prepare to astonish everyone when you reveal that the cocktail has no net carbs when you make a batch for your Derby party! This sugar-free beverage will rapidly become one of your favourites, I guarantee it!
What’s in a mint julep, exactly?
A Mint Julep is a concoction of bourbon (a type of whisky), crushed ice, water, and mint leaves. This Southern cocktail is not only wonderfully tasty, but also quite cooling.
Creating a Mint Julep
You must first make your keto simple syrup. Mix water with your liquid monkfruit. You only need a tiny bit because monkfruit is considerably sweeter than sugar and therefore incredibly sweet. It only takes one tablespoon for every cup of water. I advise starting with 1/2 a tablespoon per one cup of water and adjusting as necessary if you prefer things to be a bit less sweet or are using a different brand.
The leaves should be softly muddled for around 30 seconds. Crushed ice, bourbon, and a dash of water should all be added to your glass. Stir, then plate!
Keto Mint Julep
- 1 ounce keto simple syrup
- 2 ounce bourbon reduce to 1/2 ounce if you don't like sweet cocktails)
- 6 to 8 mint leaves with water and ice
- Place your mint leaves, simple syrup, and 12-ounce cocktail glass in the glass. For around 30 seconds, muddle.
- Pour bourbon and a little water, then top with crushed ice, mounding it over the top if you can.
- For around 15 seconds, stir ferociously to combine the drink and cool the glass. Serve right away.
The greatest advice for making a mint julep
- Since there are so few components, the water splash is crucial to tame the bourbon. If you want to add some fizz, you can use sparkling water.
- Quickly melting crushed ice chills the glass and masks the taste of alcohol.
- If you don’t want to create the simple syrup, you can muddle the mint with around 2 tablespoons of water and about 1/3 teaspoon of liquid monkfruit.
- Start with only 1/2 ounce of simple syrup if you don’t like sugary beverages. As desired, increase the sweetener.