• 1 cup water
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1¾ cups fresh mint leaves, plus 6 sprigs for serving
  • 4½ cups chilled club soda
  • 1 cup mint syrup
  • ¾ cup fresh lemon juice (about 3 lemons)
  • Ice, for serving

 

Directions:

  • In a large saucepan, bring 1 cup water, sugar and fresh mint leaves to a boil; lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Let cool, then strain, pressing to extract any liquid; refrigerate.
  • In a pitcher, using a wooden spoon, muddle ¾ cup mint leaves and 2 tablespoons sugar. Stir in 4½ cups chilled club soda, 1 cup mint syrup and ¾ cup fresh lemon juice (about 3 lemons).
  • Strain into ice-filled glasses and top with a mint sprig.

 

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