Christmas Mock Caipirinhas

Christmas cocktail without alcohol. Fresh and tasty. Adapted from Bon Appetit.

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Peel from 2 large limes
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
4 in. fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
2 tbsp. sugar
10 large fresh mint leaves
1 cup ice cubes plus additional for serving
3 cups ginger ale

Combine lime peel, lime juice, ginger, sugar, and 30 mint leaves in medium bowl. Using pestle, crush lime peel, ginger, and mint leaves together. Transfer mixture to large pitcher.

Add 1 cup ice cubes to lime mixture in pitcher and stir to blend. Stir in ginger beer. Fill 4 cocktail glasses with ice cubes. Strain or pour cocktail mixture into prepared glasses.

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