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Apple Mint Julep

Yield 8 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped fresh mint
  • 8 cups apple juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • Additional mint sprigs (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 81
  • caloriesfromfat 2 %
  • fat 0.2 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 0.2 g
  • carbohydrate 20.3 g
  • fiber 0.3 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.7 mg
  • sodium 5 mg
  • calcium 15 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place chopped mint on a double layer of cheesecloth. Gather edges of cheesecloth together, and tie securely.

  2. Place cheesecloth bag and apple juice in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; cover and let cool. Pour into a large pitcher; cover and chill. Discard cheesecloth bag, and stir in lime juice.

  3. Pour apple juice mixture over ice cubes. Garnish with additional mint sprigs, if desired.

  4. Note: To make Apple Julep Granita, pour apple juice mixture into a 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Cover and freeze until firm. Remove mixture from freezer; scrape entire mixture with the tines of a fork until fluffy. For an extra-special beverage, make apple julep ice cubes. Pour some of the apple julep mixture into ice cube trays, place a mint sprig in each and freeze. Serve with apple julep mixture or with sparkling water.