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(makes 8 cups)

¾ cup granulated sugar

¾ cup water

1 ½ cups fresh lemon juice (from approximately 6 lemons)

½ cup fresh mint leaves

2/3 cup whisky

6 cups ginger ale

Additional lemon slices (for garnish)


In a small saucepan, combine granulated sugar and water and heat over medium heat.  Heat until sugar dissolves into water and mixture is clear.  Simmer 1-2 minutes, then remove from heat.

Add lemon juice, mint leaves, and Bourbon, then let mixture cool.

Pour mixture through a fine strainer into a large pitcher to remove solid particles and mint leaves.  Add ginger ale and stir to combine.  Add ice, lemon slices, fresh mint leaves, and serve cold.

(Optional) To add a bit of sweetness, add a bit of water, to a shallow plate. To another shallow plate, add coarse white sugar.  Dip the open end of glasses onto the liquid plate, then onto the sugar plate to create the sugar rim.  

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