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Vanilla Bean Mint Julep

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Under 30 minutes

Vanilla Bean Mint Julep

Under 30 minutes


for 2 servings

Vanilla Mint Simple Syrup

  • 3 whole vanilla beans
  • ½ cup water (120 mL)
  • ½ cup sugar (100 g)
  • ⅓ cup torn mint leaves (15 g)


  • 1 handful fresh mint leaf
  • 3 oz Crown Royal Vanilla (90 mL)
  • ¼ cup vanilla mint simple syrup (60 mL)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • fresh mint sprig, for garnish

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 251
  • Fat 0g
  • Carbs 48g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 46g
  • Protein 0g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

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  1. Vanilla Mint Simple Syrup:
  2. Slice vanilla bean down the center and scrape out the black seeds.
  3. Add seeds and husks to small sauce pot.
  4. Add water, sugar, and torn mint leaves. Bring to a light simmer, whisking occasionally.
  5. Let simmer for 10 minutes, then remove from heat and let cool. Strain syrup.
  6. Julep:
  7. Place mint leaves in a cocktail shaker. Crush leaves with a muddler.
  8. Add Crown Royal Vanilla, simple syrup, lime juice, and a handful of ice cubes. Shake well.
  9. Strain into two highball glasses filled with crushed ice. Garnish with mint sprigs.
  10. Enjoy!
Vanilla Bean Mint Julep