This ginger-mint cooler is wonderfully refreshing drink for a hot summer's day or evening.
1 cup water
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup torn fresh mint leaves
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1 (32-ounce) bottle ginger ale, chilled
- Combine water, sugar and mint in a small saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves. Cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Strain mint leaves and discard. Chill mint syrup.
- Combine chilled mint syrup, lemon juice and ginger ale in a large pitcher, mixing well. Serve over ice.
Makes 6 cups.