Mint Julep drinks are one of my favorite things to get at Disneyland. They are perfect for a hot summer day with a little bit of mint, lemon, and lime flavors.
You can find these refreshing drinks at the Mint Julep Bar in New Orleans Square. I love enjoying one of these drinks and an order of beignets as I give my feet a break at Disneyland. Now I don’t have to wait for a Disney trip – I 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, my kids love them!
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 states of the 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.
Mint Julep Ingredients
Most Mint Julep ingredients can be found in your local grocery store in the freezer section. The hardest ingredient to find for me was a bottle of creme de menthe syrup. None of my local grocery stores carried the flavor. Normally you can find these syrups near the coffee section. Luckily a lot of coffee shops sell the flavored syrups so I was able to get a bottle from Moxie Java. You can also find Creme de Menthe Syrup on Amazon. The maraschino cherry, mint leaf, and lemon wedge garnish, and a clear cup are essential to making the Mint Julep look and taste amazing!
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How to Make a Disneyland Mint Julep
Disneyland Mint Julep Copycat
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.
More Favorite Recipes from New Orleans
We are big fans of the delicious flavors in New Orleans and have made a bunch of yummy copycat recipes from our visits there.