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Apple Mint Juleps

Photo: Charles Walton; Styling: Leslie Byars Simpson
Yield 8 servings
If bourbon is not your cup of tea, you can still experience a julep. We made the alcohol optional in this recipe; it's great both ways.

Ingredients

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

How to Make It

  1. Tie mint in a cheesecloth bag, and place in a large saucepan. Add apple juice, and bring mixture to a boil.

  2. Remove from heat; cover and cool. Chill.

  3. Remove and discard cheesecloth bag; stir in lime juice and, if desired, bourbon. Serve over crushed or shaved ice; garnish, if desired.