Try It Tuesday: A Mint Julep for Everyone!

...and they're off! (Just a little later than usual)

The Kentucky Derby we all know and love is usually held in May, but this year the race is set for September 5th. That's 2020 for you!

Derby Day may look a little different this year, but that's no reason not to celebrate safely from home. And what better way to celebrate than with some fun Derby traditions such as mint juleps, extravagant hats (check out some Pinterest inspiration here), and watching the races from the comfort of your own sofa!

We've got you covered on your Saturday mocktails. Here's a sweet and refreshing take on the classic mint julep recipe that the whole family can enjoy (sans alcohol!). Sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Mint Julep Mocktail Recipe (Non-Alcoholic)


  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • 6 mint sprigs
  • 5 cups ice cubes
  • 2 1/2 cups ginger ale, chilled*
  • Lemon or lime slices and additional mint for garnish


First you're going to make a quick and easy mint simple syrup.

In a large bowl, whisk together water, sugar, and lemon juice. Add mint sprigs and let stand for at least 45 minutes.

Remove mint sprigs and pour simple syrup into a large pitcher. Add ice and ginger ale and stir gently to combine. Pour into glasses and garnish with lemon or lime slices and mint sprigs.

Makes approximately 6 15 ounce catstudio glasses of Mint Juleps.

*For a little more ginger "kick," use ginger beer instead of ginger ale