This post was promised in the Disney Food Blog July Newsletter, and I’m excited to finally be publishing it!
If you’ve ever been to Disneyland, you know all about the famous alcohol-free (natch!) Mint Julep that can be found at Blue Bayou, Cafe Orleans, and the French Market. This refreshing, mint-y, lime-y, ice-y treat is a love-it-or-hate-it kind of cult favorite, but no matter what, you’ve gotta at least try it!
Enjoy it on the Cafe Orleans patio along with some of those delicious Pommes Frites, or grab one at the Mint Julep Bar at the French Market — where you can also get some great sweet snacks — and sit back and relax while listening to the Royal Street Bachelors! Ah, Disneyland. I miss you.
Disneyland Mint Julep Recipe
I found this recipe over on the No.1 Disneyland Blog, which is a really fun site I’ve just discovered!
Makes approximately 2/3 gallon
1 cup sugar
3 tsp lime juice concentrate
3 cups club soda
6 Tbsp creme de menthe syrup (not liqueur)
6 oz thawed lemonade concentrate
Dissolve sugar into club soda. Add lime juice and lemonade and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add creme de menthe. Chill.
To serve, combine 3 parts syrup to 5 parts water. Add mint, and skewer two pineapple slices and a cherry. Serve chilled (add ice cubes if necessary).
So whaddya think? Have you tried the Mint Julep? Love it? Hate it? Let us know in the comments if this is your favorite drink or one that you regularly skip in favor of the Dole Whip float down the street!