The Mint Julep has been the traditional beverage of the Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs for almost a century. You can join in the festivities completely guilt-free with this Mint Julep recipe. It's completely sugar-free, has only about 100 calories, and has zero carbs!
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Traditional Mint Juleps are made from muddling simple syrup with fresh mint leaves then topping with a generous serving of bourbon and a splash of water.
Love them or hate them - it's just not Derby until you've had one.
This sugar-free version swaps the simple syrup and water with Sprite zero. The flavor is very similar and I love the addition of the carbonation from the sprite.
If you are looking for more low carb Derby Themed Recipes, then be sure to check these out:
- Bourbon Balls | Keto
- Low Carb Hot Brown Casserole
- Hot Brown Pizza
- Kentucky Burgoo | Slow Cooker
- Louisville Benedictine Dip
Mint Julep | Sugar Free
- 5 fresh mint leaves
- 1 oz bourbon
- 5 oz sprite zero, or any other sugar free lemon lime soda
- mint sprigs for garnish
- Muddle the mint leaves and a splash of the sprite in the bottom of a glass or cocktail shaker.
- Add the remaining sprite and bourbon. Stir then strain into a Julep or highball glass over ice.
- Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and enjoy!
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The nutrition information listed here is only an estimate and is simply provided as a courtesy. It nor any other information within this post should constitute medical or nutritional advice. Be sure to read all packaging and ingredient labels for potential allergens. Optional ingredients are not included unless otherwise specified.