We decided to make our mint juleps with either honey or palm sugar this year instead of using white sugar. We wanted to taste these before making a big batch though. The darker drink is the julep with the palm sugar and the lighter drink is the julep made with honey. We chose to go with the honey option because it had a fresher taste (cross between a julep and mead), while the palm sugar made the drink slightly sour. Both were good options to use over white sugar, it just depends on your flavor preference.