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·juice and rinds of 12 lemons
2handfuls fresh mint
2 1/2 csugar
How to Make Mint Julep or Tea Syrup
Simmer the first 3 ingredients for 15 minutes, but do not boil. Strain and discard the mint and rinds. To the remaining syrup add the juice from the lemons and the sugar. Makes 4 ½ quarts of the syrup.
- Mint Juleps:
Add a small amount of bourbon to syrup and pour into chilled cups packed with ice.
- Iced Tea:
Add syrup to taste to unsweetened tea.
- For Punch:
Mix syrup with strong, unsweetened tea and pineapple juice. Adjust amounts of each according to your taste.