- 2 cups chopped fresh mint
- 8 cups apple juice
- 1/2 cups fresh lime juice
- 1 cup bourbon (optional)
- garnish: fresh mint springs
Tie chopped mint in a cheesecloth bag; place in a large saucepan. Add apple juice and bring mixture to a boil. Remove mixture from heat. Cover and cool. Chill. Remove and discard cheesecloth bag. Add lime juice and bourbon. Serve over crushed or shaved ice. Yield 8 servings.
* If you don't have cheesecloth, you can just mix the mint with the apple juice and strain the mixture before you add it to the lime juice and bourbon.
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