We Re-Created Disneyland's Iconic Mint Julep but With Booze, and It's So Damn Refreshing

POPSUGAR Photography | Hedy Phillips
POPSUGAR Photography | Hedy Phillips

One of my favorite Disney treats is a mint julep from New Orleans Square in Disneyland. They're cool and refreshing, and they just taste like summertime. And while Disney's mint julep is a little different from a traditional one — there's no alcohol involved in the Disney one! — it's very simple to re-create at home with the alcohol. This recipe from Fav Family Recipes will give you a whole pitcher of mint julep that's crisp and sweet, and you can make it boozy just by adding bourbon, the liquor usually found in a mint julep. The easiest way to add the bourbon is to just add a shot to each glass after you've poured it, but if you want to add it straight to the pitcher, you can do that too! Keep reading to find the copycat recipe so you can sip on your very own Disney mint julep at home.

POPSUGAR Photography | Hedy Phillips

Copycat Disneyland Mint Julep

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Yield10 cups

Fav Family Recipes


    • Mint Julep
    • 3 cups sugar
    • 8 cups water
    • 1 cup creme de menthe syrup
    • 1/3 cup frozen lemonade concentrate
    • 1/3 cup frozen limeade concentrate
    • A few drops of green food coloring (optional)
    • Bourbon
    • Garnish
    • Lemon wedges
    • Mint sprigs
    • Maraschino cherries


    1. Add sugar and water to a large saucepan. Bring the mix to a boil, stirring occasionally.

    2. Cool for 5 minutes, then pour mixture into a large pitcher.

    3. Add the creme de menthe syrup and frozen lemonade and limeade concentrates. Add a little green food coloring, and stir to mix.

    4. Refrigerate until completely cooled.

    5. Pour over a glass with some ice, and garnish with lemon wedges, mint sprigs, and cherries. Add in a shot of bourbon to each glass.