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Strawberry Jalapeño Mint Julep

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strawberry jalapeño mint julep
Emily Hlavac Green

Don’t let Derby Day be your only excuse to make these juleps; they’re worthy all year. If you’re into spicy margs then you’ll be able to handle the heat here; the jalapeño-infused simple syrup mellows out once it hits the cool mint and sweet berries. This recipe makes more simple syrup than you need so save it in the fridge for your next cocktail! 

Looking for more fruit drinks? Try our Mojitos 3 Ways

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Yields: 1 serving
Prep Time: 0 hours 10 mins
Total Time: 0 hours 45 mins
1/2 c.


1/2 c.

granulated sugar


jalapeños, halved

1/4 c.

chopped strawberries 


fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish

2 oz.




(12-oz.) can seltzer

Strawberry, for garnish 

Red jalapeño, sliced, for garnish

  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine water, sugar, and jalapeños. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Discard jalapeños. 
  2. In a cocktail glass, muddle strawberries and mint. Add bourbon and 1 tablespoon simple syrup, then fill with ice and top off with seltzer. 
  3. Garnish with mint, a strawberry, and red jalapeño slices.

strawberry jalapeño mint julep
Emily Hlavac Green
strawberry jalapeño mint julep
Emily Hlavac Green
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