Low Carb Mint Julep Recipe | How to make the best Mint Julep for Kentucky Derby Day or any day! If you're a Mint Julep fan check out this easy recipe & instructions for making the classic Mint Julep & the skinny low carb version. You're only 3 ingredients and 3 steps away from the perfect Mint Julep recipe! No hassle, no fuss, bourbon keto cocktail! Perfect for Summer!

The Low Carb Mint Julep Recipe That Hemingway Would Approve – Word To Your Mother Blog

  • Author: Heather Burnett
  • Prep Time: 2 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 Minute
  • Total Time: 3 Minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


Kentucky Bourbon, fresh mint, crushed ice & a dash of Swerve combine to create a classic Mint Julep cocktail that’s low carb, keto-friendly, & sugar-free.  




  • 2 Ounces + 1/2 Teaspoon Bourbon
  • 3 Fresh Mint Leaves 
  • 2 Teaspoons Swerve 
  • 1 Cup Crushed Ice 
  • Mint Sprig for Garnish 


  1. Chill Mint Julep Cups in Freezer 
  2. Place the mint leaves in a cocktail shaker. 
  3. Add 1-2 Teaspoons Swerve 
  4. Pour 1/2 Teaspoon Bourbon over the mint & Swerve & mix.
  5. Add 1 cup crushed ice & shake vigorously for 60 seconds. 
  6. Transfer to chilled Julep Cup & Add Mint for garnish. 
  7. Enjoy! 

  • Category: Cocktails
  • Cuisine: Southern

Keywords: low carb Mint Julep recipe