Sip Into Summer With This Disney Recipe for the Perfect Mint Julep!

Summer has arrived in all its sun-kissed glory, and there’s no better way to spend it than kicking back and sipping on a cool drink that’s as refreshing as a trip down the bayou.

Hello, summer!

And because we want you to have the perfect drink to start the summer with, we’re sharing the recipe for a refreshing twist on a southern classic that will surely impress your guests AND  your taste buds!

Mint Juleps have been delighting guests at Disneyland since the grand opening of the Mint Julep Bar in New Orleans Square in 1966. The iconic beverage has since graced Disneyland and Disney World Resort menus, remaining a classic. And now we’re letting you in on how you can make them at home, with this step-by-step recipe on the Green Tea Berry Mint Julep!



Serves 1



3/4 cup packed fresh mint leaves

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup water


5 ounces water

1 green tea bag

1 ounce blackberry purée

1 1/2 ounces raspberry syrup

1/2 ounce reserved mint-infused simple syrup

1 ounce lime juice

Fresh berries

Mint leaves

Mint Julep Bar



  1. Wash and chop mint leaves.
  2. Bring sugar, water, and mint leaves to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves.
  3. Simmer for 2 minutes. Pour through a fine-mesh sieve, pressing hard on leaves.
  4. Cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.


  1. Bring water to a boil, then cool for 1 minute. Pour into a heat-proof container.
  2. Add tea bag and steep for 2 to 3 minutes; remove tea bag and cool tea.
  3. Combine cooled tea in a shaker with blackberry purée, raspberry syrup, mint-infused simple syrup, and lime juice. Shake and strain over ice into a tall glass.
  4. Garnish with fresh berries and mint.

For a frozen version of this drink, pour into a blender with ice. You can also turn this into a cocktail if you’re over the age of 21 and add 1 1/4 ounces of Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

Mint Julep

Craving a Mint Julep while at Disneyland Resort? Check for it at these locations!

Blue Bayou Restaurant
Cafe Orleans
Mint Julep Bar
Magic Key Terrace
Napa Rose
Beignets Expressed
Jazz Kitchen Coastal Grill & Patio

On the Rocks Pool Bar

Over at Disney World, you can order it at Saratoga Springs Resort at On the Rocks Pool Bar, The Paddock Grill, Turf Club Bar and Grill, and Turf Club Lounge.

We can’t wait to try this recipe out for ourselves! Make sure to stay tuned as we give you all the latest updates and Disney news!

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