Watermelon Mint Julep

Watermelon Mint Julep is a delicious blend of fresh watermelon, mint, and bourbon. It makes a refreshingly sweet summer cocktail and is the perfect way to get your weekend started.


Mint Simple Syrup

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 6 mint leaves

Watermelon Juice

  • 2 cups fresh watermelon chunks

Mint Julep

  • 1 ounce mint simple syrup
  • 1 1/2 ounces bourbon
  • 2 ounces watermelon juice
  • 1 ounce club soda


  • Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan. Tear mint leaves into pieces and add to saucepan. Set over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Remove from heat and let sit 20 minutes. 
  • Place watermelon in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • To make 1 cocktail, combine 1 ounce mint simple syrup, bourbon, and 2 ounces watermelon juice and shake or stir.
  • Pour into a glass filled with crushed ice. Add club soda.
  • Garnish with mint and watermelon.

Full recipe here.