Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Virtuous Mint Juleps

I call all of my mocktails virtuous rather than virgin. People think it's funny, but I just think it sounds nicer.
This is so refreshing on a hot, grody southern day!

Virtuous Mint Julep
4-5 mint sprigs
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups cold water
3/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup pineapple juice
1 1/2 qt ginger ale
Thinly-sliced lemon slices (for garnish)

Rinse the mint and discard the stems. Place sugar, water lemon juice, pineapple juice in a medium-sized bowl, mix, and stir in the mint leaves. Allow to stand for 30 minutes.

Fill a large pitcher with ice cubes. Strain the liquid over the ice. Add the ginger ale and lemon slices and serve.

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