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How to stir up a pitcher of Brazilian Fun!

  • Peel the green rind from 4 large limes into 2-inch strips
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice
  • 8 (1/4 inch thick) slices of peeled fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 30 large fresh mint leaves + 10 mint sprigs for garnish
  • 1 cup rum
  • 3 cups ice cubes
  • 5 cups ginger beer or ginger ale

Combine the lime peel, ginger, sugar and 30 mint leaves in a medium bowl.  Using the handle of a wooden spoon, crush the lime peel, ginger and mint leaves together.  Add lime juice and mix well.
Transfer mixture to large pitcher.  Add the rum and cover.  Place in refrigerator to chill.

To serve, stir in ginger beer or ginger ale.  Fill cocktail glasses with ice cubes and pour.  Garnish with mint sprig.

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