Refreshing Vanilla Bean Mint Julep Recipe

Refreshing Vanilla Bean Mint Julep Recipe

How To Make Refreshing Vanilla Bean Mint Julep

This mint julep is given a sweet twist by using vanilla mint syrup. Enjoy this easy cocktail in just 15 minutes and stay refreshed all summer.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes



For Vanilla Mint Syrup:

  • 3vanilla beans,whole
  • ½cupwater
  • ½cupsugar
  • ½cupmint leaves,torn

For Julep:

  • 1handfulmint leaf,fresh
  • 3ozCrown Royal Vanilla
  • ¼cupvanilla mint syrup
  • 2tbsplime juice
  • fresh mint sprig,for garnish


Vanilla Mint Syrup:

  1. Slice vanilla bean down the center and scrape out the black seeds.

  2. Add seeds and husks to small sauce pot.

  3. Add water, sugar, and torn mint leaves. Bring to a light simmer, whisking occasionally.

  4. Let simmer for 10 minutes, then remove from heat and let cool. Strain syrup.


  1. Place mint leaves in a cocktail shaker. Crush leaves with a muddler.

  2. Add Crown Royal Vanilla, simple syrup, lime juice, and a handful of ice cubes. Shake well.

  3. Strain into 2 highball glasses filled with crushed ice. Garnish with mint sprigs.

  4. Serve and enjoy.


  • Calories: 461.35kcal
  • Fat: 0.36g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.09g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.17g
  • Carbohydrates: 87.37g
  • Fiber: 2.77g
  • Sugar: 80.29g
  • Protein: 1.42g
  • Sodium: 24.38mg
  • Calcium: 129.50mg
  • Potassium: 359.27mg
  • Iron: 4.88mg
  • Vitamin A: 81.31µg
  • Vitamin C: 9.93mg
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