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Can I substitute Bourbon in this recipe? Lemonade would make it too sour. Water would make it too watery.

I know this isn't exactly cooking per se, but the reason behind this is that I have a BUNCH of left over mint that's probably a day from going bad and I'm scrambling to

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As far as the second paragraph goes, we already have that question: What can I do with extra mint? –  Aaronut Aug 4 '13 at 13:21
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In the world of cocktails, the term for creating a drink with no alcohol is "virgin".

If you google "virgin mint julep", you will find recipes to try to simulate the beverage without bourbon. They employ a variety of strategies, but ginger ale, lemon juice, or lemonade seem to come up fairly frequently, alone or in combination.

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