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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.

Inspired by Catcher in the Rye: 1 ½ oz Rye Whiskey, 1 ½ oz Cynar, 1 oz Sweet Vermouth, 1 dash Orange bitters, (Stir with ice. Strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with three Luxardo Cherries on a pick)

34 Classic Books That Won't Actually Bore You

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith | 34 Classic Books That Won't Actually Bore You