Disney Eats: A Toast to National Mint Julep Day with an Exclusive Recipe

May 30 is National Mint Julep Day! Mint juleps have been a staple at Disneyland park since 1966, with the opening of the Mint Julep Bar in New Orleans Square. Today, there are several varieties of this iconic beverage served at the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. To celebrate, we’re sharing an exclusive recipe for a Green Tea Berry Mint Julep from the Disney Recipe Vault with you.  

EPCOT International Flower & Garden festival serves refreshing beverages every year. The Green Tea Mint Julep was a fan-favorite several years ago, and now you can make it at home anytime! The mint syrup can be made up to two weeks in advance and stored in the refrigerator. 

EPCOT International Flower & Garden - The Green Tea Mint Julep
Disney Eats, Cooking up the Magic, Recipe from EPCOT International Flower & Garden - The Green Tea Mint Julep


EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

Serves 1


3/4 cup packed fresh mint leaves

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup water


5 ounces water

1 green tea bag

1 ounce blackberry purée

1 1/2 ounces raspberry syrup

1/2 ounce reserved mint-infused simple syrup

1 ounce lime juice

Fresh berries

Mint leaves


  1. Wash and chop mint leaves.
  2. Bring sugar, water, and mint leaves to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves.
  3. Simmer for 2 minutes. Pour through fine-mesh sieve, pressing hard on leaves.
  4. Cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.


  1. Bring water to a boil, then cool for 1 minute. Pour into a heat-proof container.
  2. Add tea bag and steep for 2 to 3 minutes; remove tea bag and cool tea.
  3. Combine cooled tea in a shaker with blackberry purée, raspberry syrup, mint-infused simple syrup, and lime juice. Shake and strain over ice into a tall glass.
  4. Garnish with fresh berries and mint.

Cook’s Note: Toss into a blender with ice for a delectable frozen julep. If you’re over the age of 21, add 1 1/4 ounces of Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey for an adult twist.

Always use caution when handling sharp objects and hot contents.
Please supervise children who are helping or nearby.

This recipe has been converted from a larger quantity in the restaurant kitchens.
The flavor profile may vary from the restaurant’s version.

Here is a list of a few places to find non-alcoholic mint juleps as well as a few with alcohol for guests 21 and older at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort: 

Disneyland Resort

Disneyland Park

Disneyland park Blue Bayou Restaurant Mint Julep

Blue Bayou Restaurant 

  • 31 Royal Street Signature Julep (non-alcoholic)
  • Mint Julep (non-alcoholic)

Cafe Orleans 

  • Bourbon Julep: Bourbon, citrus, and mint
  • Mint Julep (non-alcoholic)
Disneyland park Mint Julep Bar drinks

Mint Julep Bar (Mobile order available)

  • Mango & Peach Mint Julep: Flavored with mango, topped with peach purée, and diced mango (non-alcoholic, available until August 23)
  • New Orleans Mint Julep: A refreshing mint drink with a hint of lime flavor (non-alcoholic)
Disney California Adventure Park

Magic Key Terrace (available to Magic Key holders only)

  • Mint Julep Cocktail: Old Forester bourbon, apricot liqueur, agave, lemon juice, and soda water garnished with a sprig of mint 
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Napa Rose 

  • Mint Julep: Muddled fresh mint, lime juice, and ginger ale (non-alcoholic)
Downtown Disney District 
Downtown Disney District Mint Julep drinks, Disneyland Resort

Beignets Expressed 

  • Frozen Mint Julep (non-alcoholic)

Jazz Kitchen Coastal Grill & Patio 

  • Mint Julep: Bourbon, house-infused mint simple syrup, and fresh mint leaves
Walt Disney World Resort, Mint Juleps at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Walt Disney World Resort

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Turf Club Bar and Grill and Turf Club Lounge

  • Mint Julep: Woodford Reserve Bourbon muddled with fresh mint and agave nectar

On the Rocks Pool Bar and The Paddock Grill 

  • Frozen Mint Julep: Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon muddled with fresh mint and agave nectar
  • Seasonal Frozen Mint Julep: Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon muddled with fresh mint and agave nectar with raspberry purée

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 (Note: All offerings are subject to change and availability.)