I’ve always dreamed about going to the Kentucky Derby!! I have the hat and my date but no money in the graduate student budget! Haha so for now I just make these drinks and call it good. The mint is so refreshing and light. The next day was Cinco de Mayo and so I squeezed a little lime into it and changed the taste to more of a Mojito style drink!
- 6 Mint leaves
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 cup water
- 3/4 cup lemon juice
- 4 cup lemon-lime soda (any type)
- 2 cup ginger ale
Place sugar, water and lemon juice in large bowl. Mix until sugar dissolves and add mint leaves. Let sit for 1 hour. Fill a large pitcher with ice and pour sugar, lemon juice mixture over ice. You can discard the mint leaves at this time. (We left them in because we wanted a stronger mint flavor.) Add fresca and ginger ale. Serve and enjoy!