Chocolate Mint Julep Recipe – Low Carb and Sugar Free.

This low carb chocolate mint julep cocktail recipe will have you celebrating Derby Day in grand southern style. You’ll need a good bourbon and fresh mint leaves. If you can’t find the chocolate mint then just use regular mint.

Low carb chocolate mint julep is a great way to celebrate Derby Day or a sweltering hot southern afternoon on the porch. Fresh chocolate mint leaves give it a subtle chocolate flavor that is amazing. from

Mint Juleps are a classic southern cocktail, simply made from muddled mint leaves and sugar, good bourbon, and ice. Refreshing, light, and full of centuries old tradition… they are a classic drink to serve on Derby Day or any sweltering southern afternoon.

The problem is that if you are low carbing you don’t want the sugar. What to do?

Well, happily you can use your favorite sweetener in my version of a chocolate mint julep. I used a combination of erythritol and white stevia powder and they were perfect. I happen to be growing chocolate mint in my kitchen herb garden so I chose it instead of the more traditional spearmint. You could also use a couple of basil leaves if you like. If you can happen to find chocolate mint I’d really suggest it – it gives not only the mint kick that is the hallmark of a good julep but it also has a subtle chocolate flavor to it. Very good!

where I grow the chocolate mint for my chocolate mint juleps.

Be sure to chill your glasses thoroughly in the freezer – overnight is great. You want them to frost up on the outside when the crushed ice is added. This helps keep the ice from melting and diluting the drink as well as keeping the julep really cold. Traditionally a pewter, copper, or silver cup is used but a highball glass works fine. Heck, I’ve drank these out of Tupperware.

With just 65 calories and 0.5 net carbs this might just become your favorite cocktail this summer. It might be worth checking with your local garden center to see if they have any chocolate mint plants!

Low Carb Chocolate Mint Julep is made with fresh chocolate mint leaves for a subtle chocolate flavor. Keep cool this summer ... just 65 calories and less than 1 carb per serving.

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Erythritol is available almost everywhere now, you can buy the brand name Swerve at most stores. If you can’t find it this is the one that I use and it’s available on Amazon.

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Low Carb Chocolate Mint Julep is made with fresh chocolate mint leaves for a subtle chocolate flavor. Keep cool this summer ... just 65 calories and less than 1 carb per serving.
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Chocolate Mint Juleps

Classic Derby Day cocktail, perfect for sweltering southern afternoons on the porch - this chocolate mint julep has just .5 net carbs per serving.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 68kcal
Author Katherine Peters


  • 3 chocolate mint leaves fresh
  • 1 tablespoon erythritol or to taste
  • ice Crushed
  • 1 ounce Bourbon good - Kentucky
  • 2 tablespoons club soda optional
  • 1 mint fresh - sprig


  • Mash the mint leaves and erythritol at the bottom of a frosted high ball glass with a muddler or spoon.
  • Add the crushed ice.
  • pour the bourbon and club soda over the ice.
  • Taste and add a little stevia if desired.
  • Add the mint sprig.
  • Sprinkle a little more erythritol over the top to garnish.
  • Serve cold.


15g of the carbs are in the form of sugar alcohols from the Erythritol. These are generally not counted in carb counts as they have little or no effect on blood sugar.


Calories: 68kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 7mg | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 1mg

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Last Updated 12/06/2020

8 Responses to “Chocolate Mint Julep Recipe – Low Carb and Sugar Free.”

  1. Whooooooo Hooo! Just in time for the Kentucky Derby on Saturday!

    Y’all got your hat yet?
    I’m so excited to serve these and stay on my plan. Bikini summer here I come!

    • 🙂 They were really good. I mean… it was really good. 😐

  2. thank you so much for linking up! This sounds wonderful!

    • 🙂 I was fasting alcohol for awhile but not now. So I’ll be linking up again.

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  6. oh my, this sounds delicious! I’ll have to give this one a try. And thanks for the mention on my Spiked Root Beer Floats!



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