Kathie Carr Recipe

Virgin Mint Julep

By Kathie Carr kathiecc

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Kathie's Story

I came across this recipe in a newspaper several years ago. Its refreshing and great for those who wish to abstain from alcohol yet join in the festivities, at Kentucky Derby parties, or anytime.


1 large
bunch fresh mint leaves, about 10 stems
1 bottle
ginger ale (1 quart or 1 liter, they are approximately the same)
1 c
fresh lemon juice or real lemon brand juice
1/2 c
1/2 c
crushed ice

Directions Step-By-Step

Rinse mint leaves and remove any thick stems. Set aside. Put ginger ale in refrigerator to chill.

Mix lemon juice, sugar and water in a small saucepan. Heat and stir until sugar is dissolved. Chill.
Pour chilled lemon juice mixture over mint leaves and refrigerate for 30 -60 minutes.

In a large pitcher mix lemon juice-mint mixture, ginger ale, and ice. Stir vigorously until pitcher is frosted and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Non-Alcoholic Drinks

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1 Comment

Mary Bernhagen vespervale
Apr 6, 2012
I definitely have to try this. I have a ton of mint invading my garden. :)