Grapefruit Mint Julep

by Erin

This tangy and citrusy grapefruit mint julep will have you ready to celebrate the good times and to enjoy a sunny day with friends.

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I have enjoyed mojitos for quite awhile, in fact I’ve shared more than a couple mojitos and mojitoinspired recipes. But somehow I’ve only recently gotten into juleps. Which is odd considering the almost 8 years that I lived in Tennessee and grew to love bourbon. Because the biggest difference is rum versus bourbon! 

So all I really had to do was take one of my mojito cocktail recipes and make that substitution. But then I added an equal part of grapefruit juice too. Oddly enough I normally think grapefruit tastes like acetone, but in this cocktail it was quite delicious! Guess all the sugar and mint helped.

Want a non-alcoholic version?

Just substitute the bourbon for more grapefruit juice or try club soda. 

Mint Julep with Grapefruit #melissasproduce

This recipe was made with Melissa’s Produce grapefruit and a key lime (but you can use regular lime) as well as Dixie Crystals sugar. Simple ingredients but essential!

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Yield: 2 servings Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat



  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 10 fresh mint leaves


  • Crushed ice
  • 10 fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 lime, cut into 4 wedges
  • 4 fl oz. mint simple syrup, divided
  • 4 fl oz. bourbon*
  • 4 fl oz. grapefruit juice


  1. For the simple syrup, add all ingredients to a small saucepan and heat over medium just until it bubbles. Turn down to low for 2 minutes, then remove from heat and let sit for 15-20 minutes. (After using, store leftovers in air-tight container in the fridge.)
  2. To make the julep, fill 2 glasses with crushed ice to the very top; set aside.
  3. Add the mint, lime, and 2 oz. simple syrup to a cocktail shaker and crush with a muddler (or something blunt). Add bourbon, grapefruit juice, and remaining simple syrup. Shake well and strain over ice in the glasses. Serve with an additional sprig of mint and grapefruit wedge.


* Want to make it non-alcoholic? Substitute the bourbon for grapefruit juice or club soda.

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Liz @ Books n' Cooks March 28, 2021 - 5:50 pm

I can’t wait to try this. I’ll be drinking alone because nobody I hang with likes grapefruit, but I love it!

Erin March 29, 2021 - 2:53 pm

Fun fact, I do not like grapefruit either but I enjoyed these!

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