Today in Food History – May 30th

MAY 30 – Today in Food History

• National Mint Julep Day

Summertime and fresh mint are a welcoming and entertaining duo.
In celebration of “Today in Food History”, I am going to mix up a batch of Mint Juleps – Virgin style. 😀

Care to join me?

Ingredients

1 large bunch fresh mint leaves, about 10 stems
1 bottle ginger ale (1 quart / 1 liter), chilled
1 cup fresh lemon juice
½ cup sugar
½ cup water
Crushed ice

 

DirectionsMint Juleps

  1. Rinse mint leaves and remove stems
  2. Mix lemon juice, sugar and water in a small saucepan.  Heat until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Chill lemon juice mixture, and ginger ale.
  4. Pour chilled lemon juice mixture over mint leaves.  Chill for 1 hour.
  5. In a large pitcher combine lemon juice – mint mixture with ginger ale.  Add ice.
  6. Stir vigorously until well combined, and pitcher is chilled.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

 

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About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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One Response to Today in Food History – May 30th

  1. I’ve never tried Mint Julep, Becca, I don’t think we have it over here. We definitely don’t celebrate a special day for it! But it sounds so refreshing and easy to prepare that I’m going to save this recipe and give it a go! 🙂

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