Every Saturday Western Reserve Wines has a wine tasting from 2-5pm. We were there last weekend which was the same day as the Kentucky Derby. In addition to the tasting lineup, Kathi made a wine mint julep for all to try. She heard about this drink through a wine distributor and thought it would be fun since it was Derby Day. I liked this version of mint julep better than the traditional bourbon and simple syrup. These wine mint juleps were light and refreshing. A great summer cocktail if you're looking to mix it up.
In the bottom of the glass or pitcher (depending on how much you're making) muddle the mint with a wooden spoon. Fill the container halfway with ice, then add equal parts sauvignon blanc and ginger ale. Garnish each serving with a small sprig of mint.