There seem to be two main variations on mint julep mocktails: the basic one, focusing on the mint, with a little lemon and sugar; and one that tries to be closer to the adult cocktail, using ginger ale and lemon to mimic the bourbon of the original adult drink. This is the basic one.
There are two versions here: a lazy way for a single serve, and the proper way, making a jug full for friends.
Juice of half a lemon
1–2 teaspoons of sugar (to taste)
5–6 mint leaves
Muddle the lemon juice, sugar and mint leaves at the bottom of your glass.
Add lots of ice cubes.
Fill glass to the top with soda water.
Stir well, then garnish with extra mint leaves.
As with the lime rickey, it’s important to stir the drink after adding the soda water, to ensure the flavour goes all through the drink. This is a good opportunity to taste whether you have enough sugar.
Keywords: mint julep
Or a jug for friends
1 cup caster sugar 1/4 cup roughly chopped mint leaves 1 cup water 750ml soda water Ice cubes Additional mint leaves to garnish
Combine sugar, mint leaves and water in a small saucepan.
Unlike Moroccan Mint Tea which is served hot, blended with green tea, this is an icy refreshing tea.
Try growing mint in your garden or balcony – it’s an excellent garnish for mocktails. (more…)
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