Our Mint Julep is a low-carb drink celebration! Make a batch to celebrate "Derby Day," or any day, with our Keto- friendly Mint Julep. Just four simple ingredients! It is stiff, minty, and best of all - no carbs!
Dissolve the swerve (erythritol) in the water. Use a shaker and shake briskly until mostly dissolved. Place the mixture in a small sauce pan, add the mint leaves, and heat over a low flame for 5 minutes.
Remove from the flame and let steep until cooled. Remove the mint leaves. If you need more of a mint flavor add a drop of mint extract. The syrupp can also be stored in the refrigerator until you are ready to make your Mint Julep.
Clap a couple of mint leaves in your hand and rub the leaves on the inside of your glass. Drop the leaves in the bottom of your glass. Pack your glasses with ice cubes or crushed ice.
In a shaker, mix the cooled mint syrup, the bourbon, and ice cubes until well mixed.
Pour into glasses, garnish with mint leaves and serve. Sipping is required.
Add as much syrup as you like to sweeten. If you like more of a mint flavor you can add a drop of mint extract. A full tablespoon of compacted mint leaves is equal to 1/4 teaspoon or 2 drops of mint extract.
An even easier method is to substitute 1/4 teaspoon of EZ Sweetz liquid drops for the Swerve. Dissolving is then not an issue. You can always add an extra drop to sweeten to your taste.