Strawberry Rhubarb Julep Recipe

    1 Servings


For the Rhubarb Simple Syrup:
  • 2 stalks Rhubarb, Cut into 1/2 inch pieces, fresh
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
For the Julep:
  • 3/4 ounce Rhubarb Simple Syrup
  • 10 Mint Leaves, Plus extra for garnish
  • 2 Strawberries, Hulled and chopped, plus extra for garnish
  • 2 1/2 ounces Bourbon
  • Crushed Ice


To Make the Simple Syrup:

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat combine the rhubarb, sugar and water and bring to boil until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Reduce to a simmer and let cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Place a fine mesh sieve over a bowl and pour the liquid out, pressing down on the rhubarb with a spoon to release any juices. Discard the solids.
  4. Let cool completely and store in a bottle or jar in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

To Make the Cocktail:

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with 1/2 ounces of simple syrup, mint leaves and strawberries and muddle until the strawberries are broken up and release their juices.
  2. Stir in the bourbon and pour into a rocks glass or mint julep cup.
  3. Fill the cup all the way up to the top with crushed ice and then pour the remaining 1/4 ounce of simple syrup over the top.
  4. Garnish with mint and a whole strawberry and serve immediately. 


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Author: Susan Palmer
Recipe Yields: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 0
Calories 813

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 4mg
Total Carbohydrate 161g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 155g
Protein 0g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Susan Palmer

About Susan

Susan bakes up delicious treats as the Girl in the Little Red Kitchen at home in Brooklyn. She's joined Food Fanatic as a Cocktails and Boozy Desserts Fanatic, and we could not be more excited!