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Mint Julep Granitas Recipe

Mint Julep Granitas are made with a honey and mint infused simple syrup, bourbon, and are frozen until icy, flaked with a fork and frozen again. Served in a cup and garnished with mint.
Plan accordingly for freeze time prior to serving.
Course Dessert, Drinks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Author Tessa Fisher


  • 3 cups water
  • 3/4 cup honey*
  • 1 cup fresh mint
  • 1/3 cup bourbon


  • Place water and honey in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer until honey dissolves (2-3 minutes). Remove from heat and add mint. Allow mint to steep until mixture becomes room temperature (about 2 hours). 
  • Strain mint simple syrup into a 9x13 baking dish. Add bourbon. Place in freezer for 2 hours. 
  • At the 2 hour mark, remove from the freezer and break up semi-frozen mixture with a fork. Cover with foil and return to freezer for at least 4 hours or overnight. 
  • When ready to serve, break up granita into chunks with a fork once again and scoop into small cups or bowls. Garnish with extra mint. Eat immediately. 


*I used a darker, raw, local honey. The color of the granita will depend on the shade of honey you use.