Kentucky Pear Mint Julep featured on Wisconsin Homemaker

Kentucky Pear Mint Julep Recipe

Enjoy the Run for the Roses on Kentucky Derby Day with this midwest version of the classic recipe: Kentucky Pear Mint Julep.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword 5-minutes-or-less, bourbon, Kentucky Derby, summer drink
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 238kcal
Author Deborah L Melian


  • 1/2 cup pear juice or nectar*
  • 4 mint leaves
  • 2.5 oz Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey
  • ice


  • Gently muddle the mint leaves with 1 tbsp pear juice at the bottom of a glass.
  • Fill 3/4 of the glass with ice cubes and add the Kentucky bourbon. Stir well.
  • Splash with more pear juice and again, stir well.
  • Garnish with additional mint leaves. Serve. Enjoy!


*You'll need more or less of the pear juice or nectar, depending upon the size or volume of your glass.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 161mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 43.1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.2mg