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Virgin Mint Julep

This refreshing drink is exactly what you need during the summer!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Servings: 8 servings


  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 cups Ginger Ale
  • 8 sprigs mint leaves - plus more for serving


  • In a small saucepan bring the water, sugar, and mint leaves to boil over medium high heat, stirring frequently. You want the sugar to be completely dissolved. 
  • Let the simple syrup cool completely. Pour the simple syrup through a fine mesh strainer to remove the mint leaves. 
  • Fill cups with crushed ice and pour ½ cup of ginger ale into each cup, pour in ¼ cup of the mint simple syrup to each cup. Stir and top with additional mint sprigs if you’d like.


Calories: 234kcal (12%), Carbohydrates: 61g (20%), Protein: 1g (2%), Fat: 1g (2%), Saturated Fat: 1g (5%), Sodium: 12mg (1%), Potassium: 6mg, Fiber: 1g (4%), Sugar: 60g (67%), Vitamin A: 42IU (1%), Vitamin C: 1mg (1%), Calcium: 8mg (1%), Iron: 1mg (6%)