Saturday, June 7, 2014

Minty Grape Cooler

Since my Mint Julep patch is going crazy, I decided to try another mint recipe.  The combination of grape juice and mint intrigued me - definitely tasty.

1/2 C. sugar (NOTE:  The original recipe calls for 1 C. of sugar which I cut in half.  After tasting it, I don't think you need any extra sugar in it at all.  The grape juice and ginger ale have the sweetness covered.  Next time I'll just bring the water to a boil to steep the mint with the lemon juice.)
1 1/2 C. water
1 C. mint leaves
1 C. lemon juice
2 C. grape juice
12 oz. ginger ale

Cook combined sugar and water for 5 minutes.  Cool slightly and pour over mint leaves.  Add lemon juice.  Cover and let steep for 1 hour.  Strain.  Add grape juice.  Just before serving add chilled ginger ale.


Anonymous said...

Mmm; that sounds refreshing! I love your pitcher; is it glass?


Julie said...


Yes,the vintage pitcher is glass. I found it at a stuff-a-bag-for-$1 church rummage sale. With all the other stuff I stuffed in that bag, the pitcher probably cost me less than a dime!

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