One of the famous menu items at Disneyland is the Mint Julep available in New Orleans Square. The drink used to be bright green and full of Creme de Menthe syrup. This was never my favorite to be honest, but they’ve given the drink an update, and now I love it. The new version is a mint limeade/lemonade combination. The drink is available at the Mint Julep Bar which is a walk up window next to the French Market. The window has a small menu, but this is the perfect spot to get your Mint Julep and Mickey Mouse Beignets.
This drink is easy to make. I used frozen limeade and lemonade, but if you have fresh fruit, that would be even better. First I made the mint simple syrup. This is easy to do on the stove top and the syrup will hold in the fridge for about a week. Next I made the two juices in separate pitchers. For each drink, combine the limeade, lemonade and mint simple syrup over crushed ice. My son drank this down quickly and said it was yummy. I also found it very refreshing and plan to have another as soon as my husband gets home tonight!
Disneyland’s Mint Julep Recipe
Mint Simple Syrup
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup fresh mint leaves
- 3/4 cup limeade
- 1/2 cup lemonade
- 3 tbsp. Mint Simple Syrup
- crushed ice
Mint Simple Syrup
Combine the sugar and water in a small sauce pan. Add the mint leaves and muddle (crush them) to extract the mint juices.
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Let cool completely.
Combine limeade, lemonade and Mint Simple Syrup in a large glass filled with crushed ice.
If desired, garnish with a lemon wedge, mint leaves and a straw.
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