Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Mint Julep Mocktail

When you host a party for friends and family, it's always fun to have a special cocktail for the event;  something to go along with the theme of the party.  And, it doesn't always have to be an alcoholic drink.  Just a fun, signature mocktail for the evening!  So, if you are planning a get together to watch the Kentucky Derby, the drink of the evening should be a Southern one.

Mint Julep Mocktails are fizzy and lemony.
Such a refreshing non-alcoholic drink that is refreshing with all the fresh mint!
Just perfect for sipping on while watching the horses!
Yep, it's Southern too!

Mint Julep Mocktails would really be good on a warm summer day.
Anytime you want something refreshing and alcohol free.

adapted from Taste of Home April/May 2007
2 cups cold water
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup lemon juice
6-8 sprigs of fresh mint
5 cups ice cubes
2 cups ginger ale
lemon slices and mint for garnishing
In a large bowl, pour in the cold water.  Add the granulated sugar, lemon juice and fresh mint.  Let stand on the counter for 45 minutes.  Remove the mint leaves.  Pour mixture into a pitcher.  Place in the ice cubes and then the ginger ale.
Place a slice of lemon and sprig of mint in each glass before serving.

Now you are ready to party Kentucky Derby style!

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