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?


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!


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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1 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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