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Mint Julep Slushies

Mint Julep Slushies
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 8 hr 30 min
  • Servings 4
Gatsby would totally approve of these icy bourbon cocktails.
By Girl Versus Dough
Updated November 13, 2014


  • 1 1/2 cups water, divided
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup bourbon*
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves


  • 1
    Combine 3/4 cup water, sugar and whole mint leaves in a small saucepan over medium heat. Heat just to a simmer, then reduce to low and cook 2 minutes until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; cool 20 minutes, then remove mint leaves.
  • 2
    In a shallow baking pan, combine remaining water, bourbon and chopped mint. Add mint-sugar mixture and stir to combine. Place in freezer, uncovered, for at least 8 hours or overnight.
  • 3
    The next day, lightly scrape the icy mixture with fork tines. Scoop into serving glasses; garnish with more mint, if desired.
  • 4
    *For a non-alcoholic version, swap the bourbon for ginger ale or lemon-lime soda.

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