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December 01 2018

Low-Carb “White” Mint Julep

By Editorial Team
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Many of us have memories of mint juleps in summertime. While it’s certainly a cooling drink perfect for the intense summer heat, winter’s quintessential flavors also claim mint among them. With a bright taste and fresh bite, mint juleps are often made with bourbon and syrup. That’s a little heavy (and sweet), however, for those on a lower-carb protocol like Primal or keto.

Here’s a lighter, less potent version of a julep with just as much classic flavor. Mix up a garnished pitcher for your guests at your next party.

Servings: 8

Time in the Kitchen: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle white wine of choice
  • 1 cup seltzer water
  • 3 sprigs fresh mint
  • 1 single serving packet stevia (substitute powdered Swerve if prefer)
  • Extra large ice cubes

Instructions:

“Muddle” (crush and press) six mint leaves, powdered or liquid stevia and small amount of seltzer water in a pitcher or cocktail shaker.

Pour in rest of seltzer and wine. Stir well.

Serve over ice and garnish cups with additional mint.

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