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virgin mint julep

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Kathie Carr
North Liberty, IN

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
serves 8-10
prep time 10 Min

Ingredients For virgin mint julep

  • 1 lg
    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

How To Make virgin mint julep

  • 1
    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.
  • 2
    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.

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