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Strawberry Mint Julep Cocktail

Strawberry Mint Julep Cocktail

By Traeger Kitchen

Get a taste of the Derby with a Traeger-twist on this famous cocktail. Fresh strawberries and mint are muddled with bourbon and Traeger Smoked Simple Syrup for a cocktail that takes you right to Churchill Downs.

Prep Time

5 Minutes


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Units of Measurement:
2 Ounce Traeger Smoked Simple Syrup
16 Large strawberries, stemmed
1/4 Cup mint leaves, packed
12 Ounce bourbon
2 Large strawberries, sliced lengthwise into 6 slices, for garnish
6 Sprig fresh mint, for garnish


  • 1

    Place Traeger Smoked Simple Syrup, whole strawberries, mint, and bourbon into a medium-sized pitcher.

    • 2 Ounce Traeger Smoked Simple Syrup

    • 16 Large strawberries, stemmed

    • 1/4 Cup mint leaves, packed

    • 12 Ounce bourbon

  • 2

    Muddle until strawberries and mint are broken up.

  • 3

    Divide mixture evenly into glasses. Fill with crushed ice, overflowing over the top of glass.

  • 4

    Place a straw in each glass and garnish with a strawberry slice and sprig of mint. Enjoy!

    • 2 Large strawberries, sliced lengthwise into 6 slices, for garnish

    • 6 Sprig fresh mint, for garnish

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