I got this recipe from Five Star Recipes From Well-Known Latter-Day Saints compiled by Elaine Cannon. Susan Evans McCloud contributed this recipe.


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Lemon rind
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves, washed & chopped fine
  • Ginger Ale


Boil water, sugar, and lemon rind for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in juice. Bruise mint leaves and add to mixture, stirring. Let stand for a few hours; then strain into a jar with lid. Refrigerate until serving. (May store 2 to 3 weeks.)

When making the julep, pour ginger ale into glasses and add syrup to taste (2 to 4 tablespoons per serving). Garnish with mint leaves or fresh raspberries.

Serves 10 to 15.

Note: This recipe can easily be doubled or quadrupled for use at parties or for serving large numbers of guests.

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Submitted 6/30/05.
Source: Five Star Recipes From Well-Known Latter-Day Saints
Submitted By: Angie Jones
Mint Julep