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Mint Juleps aren't just for when the Kentucky Derby runs. Enjoy my zero carb version anytime. 

Mint Julep

I worked at the Seelbach Hotel when I lived in Louisville. There, I learned to bartend and appreciate the Mint Julep. I don’t think anyone can be there and not love the Kentucky Derby or the food and drink associated with it. A fun memory of mine about that time is about being the personal bartender for President Jimmy Carter when he came for the Derby one year. Since he doesn’t drink alcohol, I didn’t have the chance to meet him or serve him a cocktail! I drank enough juleps for both of us, though.

Here we are, almost 20 years later. While a lot has changed since then, I still enjoy a Mint Julep. Thanks to the Mother’s technique, the recipe is streamlined to make it easier and tastier: no need to muddle the mint. The substitution of KetoLuxe Allulose for cane sugar makes the cocktail even tastier. Because Sam loves mint, we grow pots of it year-round for extra fresh taste.

Chef Alexa shares the secret to easy and tasty Mint Juleps. Steep torn mint leaves in the simple syrup to infuse flavor. No need to muddle. 

No need to wait for the Kentucky Derby to run to make a batch of Mint Juleps. Whip up a pitcher for your next soiree. I suggest making the mint syrup the day before. Add the Kentucky bourbon, ice, and fresh mint immediately before serving. With this easy and delicious recipe, you’ll have a classic cocktail that will delight your guests with zero net carbs.

Ready to make your own Mint Julep? Order KetoLuxe Allulose now. 

Less than 5 minutes

40 minutes

2 cups KetoLuxe Allulose
2 cups water
1 cup fresh mint leaves, torn in half
1 cup Kentucky bourbon
4 cups crushed ice
4 sprigs fresh mint


  1. Combine KetoLuxe Allulose and water in a saucepan.
  2. Over medium high heat, stir constantly until it reaches a boil. Allow to boil for 3 minutes
  3. Remove from heat and add mint leaves.
  4. Place in refrigerator, uncovered, for at least half an hour.
  5. Strain mint leaves from the syrup.
  6. Place mint syrup in a pitcher and stir in Kentucky bourbon.
  7. Fill 4 julep cups with crushed ice.
  8. Pour julep into cups and garnish each with a sprig of fresh mint.
  9. Serve immediately.

4 servings


Sam makes our crushed ice by placing cubes in a plastic storage bag and hitting them with the side of a hammer. You can substitute cubes of ice if you prefer.

If I don’t feel like it, I leave the mint leaves in the syrup. It saves a step and adds some color for when I use clear glasses.

Sometimes, I add a split vanilla bean to the mint syrup for a variation.

Net carbs: 0 grams
Total carbs: 206 grams
Fiber: 0 grams
Fat: 0 grams
Protein: 0 grams
Sodium: 0 milligrams
Calories: 152
Glycemic load: 0



  • Yes, these are the correct carbs. However, they are non impact carbs so they will not raise your blood sugar. Let us know if you have any other questions. Thanks.

  • Total carbs: 206 grams ?? Is that correct

    D L

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