Virgin Mint Julep

Virgin Mint Julep

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Kathie Carr


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.


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10 Min


  • 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

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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About Virgin Mint Julep

Course/Dish: Non-Alcoholic Drinks

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