Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

From Cooking Light. Also with granita recipe.


  1. Place chopped mint on a double layer of cheesecloth.
  2. Gather edges of cheesecloth together, and tie securely.
  3. Place cheesecloth bag and apple juice in a large saucepan; bring to a boil.
  4. Remove from heat; cover and let cool. Pour into a large pitcher; cover and chill. Discard cheesecloth bag, and stir in lime juice.
  5. Pour apple juice mixture over ice cubes. Garnish with additional mint sprigs, if desired.
  6. To make Apple Julep Granita: pour apple juice mixture into a 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Cover and freeze until firm.
  7. Remove mixture from freezer; scrape entire mixture with the tines of a fork until fluffy.