Sparkling mint juleps
caster sugar 1 cup
roughly chopped mint leaves ¼ cup
soda water 750 ml
Ice cubes and mint sprigs to serve
Combine sugar, mint leaves and water in a small saucepan. Stir over low heat without boiling until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil and simmer for five minutes.
Pour into a small jug and place in the fridge until chilled. Once chilled, strain through a sieve into a large serving jug, add soda water, ice cubes and mint leaves and stir.