January 15, 2021
Disneyland Mint Julep Copycat
You can find these refreshing drinks at the Mint Julep Bar in New Orleans Square. You can enjoy one of these drinks and an order of beignets as you give your feet a break at Disneyland. Now you don’t have to wait for a Disney trip — you can make them at home, and they are super easy to throw together. These are non-alcoholic Mint Julep drinks so they are perfect for all ages.
What is a Mint Julep?
This Mint Julep recipe is a copycat of the non-alcoholic Mint Julep served in New Orleans Square at Disneyland. A traditional Mint Julep is a cocktail made with bourbon, mint, water, and sugar. It is a popular drink in the southern United States where it was once thought to have medicinal properties. The Mint Julep became the official drink of the Kentucky Derby in 1938.
Disneyland created a non-alcoholic version of the Mint Julep to bring a taste of the South to New Orleans Square. This version incorporates fresh lemon and lime flavors with mint over ice. It has become one of Disneyland’s most famous drinks. In addition to the Mint Julep Bar in New Orleans Square, you can also order these delicious drinks at the Blue Bayou Restaurant, Cafe Orleans, and the French Market which are all located in New Orleans Square in Disneyland.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
This recipe is by favfamilyrecipes.com
- 3 cups sugar
- 8 cups water
- 1 cup creme de menthe syrup or 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of non-alcoholic peppermint extract
- 1/3 cup frozen lemonade concentrate
- 1/3 cup frozen limeade concentrate
- optional a few drops of green food coloring
- Add sugar and water to a large sauce pan. Bring the mix to a boil, stirring occasionally.
- Cool for 5 minutes, then pour mixture into a large pitcher.
- Add the creme de menthe syrup, and frozen lemonade and limeade concentrates. Add a little green food coloring and stir to mix.
- Refrigerate until completely cooled.
- Pour over a glass with some ice and garnish with lemon wedges, mint sprigs, and cherries.
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