Total Time
2hrs 5mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 5 mins

Adapted from Best of the Best of Wisconsin.


  1. Combine water and sugar and heat until sugar has dissolved, stirring, about 5 minutes.
  2. Let cool slightly, and then pour over mint leaves.
  3. Add lemon juice, cover and steep for 1 hour.
  4. Strain, discarding solids, then add grape juice.
  5. Chill well.
  6. Just before serving, add chilled ginger ale to mint mixture.
  7. Garnish with additional mint leaves and lemon slices (if desired) and serve over ice.
Most Helpful

"Totally refreshing" were the first words everyone said after tasting this... what a great combination of flavours. I added my steeped mint leaves to the final mix, along with white grapes, cut into quarters... the mint tasted great but didn't look as good as I intended, so would chop some fresh mint and put in next time... This was easy to make and a great non alcholic drink.. I loved it. The reason it only gets 4 stars from me and not 5 is becuase it tastes brilliant for the first few glasses but I just couldn't see myself drinking it all night long or as a real thirst quencher, (on a long hot summers day or as a designated driver)it almost has too much freshness, it's simply georgous in small doses. I aim to make this often and have lots of small doses LOL. I didn't serve it over ice (ice in drinks is not a very European tradition and *wouldn't* have been appreciated by our guests) maybe that might have made a difference? Please see my rating system, an excellent 4 star recipe that I will be making often from now on. many Thanks !!!

kiwidutch January 26, 2006

This is absolutely wonderful!! We just threw a wine and cheese bridal shower and wanted to have something special for a non-alcoholic drink. This is what we used and it got rave reviews from everyone. I even had to print the recipe and hand it out. Try it! You won't be disappointed!

elainegl February 19, 2005