Modern Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe

Beat the heat with this fresh take on the classic Kentucky Derby drink.


Yields: 1 serving


2 oz Kentucky Bourbon, such as Maker’s Mark.

10 mint leaves

2 oz. icy mint water kefir soda

Crushed ice


Muddle 10 pieces of mint in a hi-ball glass with a splash of icy mint water kefir to help the mint dissolve.

Pack the glasses with crushed ice.

Pour 2 oz of icy mint water kefir soda over top of the ice.

Then, add 2 oz of bourbon to the glass.

Gently swirl the drink with a cocktail spoon, and top with fresh mint as a garnish.

This modern mint julep cocktail contains over 40 billion live probiotics, vitamins and minerals.

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