Mock Mint Julep: Combine 2 cups cold water, 1-1/2 cups sugar, 3/4 cup lemon juice, and 6 mint sprigs. Let stand for one hour. Strain and discard mint. Place 5 cups of ice cubes in two 2-qt. pitchers; add half of the lemon mixture and 1-1/2 cups of ginger ale to each. Garnish with lemon and additional mint if desired.