Mint Juleps (non-alcoholic)

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6 mint leaves, rinsed

1 1/2 c. sugar

2 c. cold water

3/4 c. lemon juice

4 c. fresca (or any flavor of lemon-lime soda pop), about 2 cans

2 c. ginger ale

1.  Place sugar, water and lemon juice in large bowl.  Mix until sugar dissolves and add mint leaves.  Let sit for 1 hour.  Fill a large pitcher with ice and pour sugar, lemon juice mixture over ice.  You can discard the mint leaves at this time.  We left them in because we wanted a stronger mint flavor.  Add fresca and ginger ale.  Serve and enjoy!