Mint Lemonade

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Cool off on a hot afternoon with a cup of mint lemonade. It’s a refreshing twist on a classic summer drink made with real lemons and fresh mint.
Mint Lemonade. Cool off on a hot afternoon with a cup of mint lemonade. It's a refreshing twist on a classic summer drink made with real lemons and fresh mint.

Mint lemonade has been a treat in my family since my brother and I discovered it a few years ago. Mint is easy to grow and was always in abundance and after a hot, sweaty afternoon working in the garden, nothing sounded better. We would grab some mint and mix it up with some powdered lemonade and sip our treat. Since then, the recipe has improved and now features fresh lemon juice and better techniques.

Mint Lemonade. Cool off on a hot afternoon with a cup of mint lemonade. It's a refreshing twist on a classic summer drink made with real lemons and fresh mint.

The secret to the best mint lemonade is simply planning ahead. In order to bring out the fresh mint taste, the lemonade needs to chill overnight while the mint leaves release their delicious flavor. Torture, I know, when all you want is a cold drink. Other than the amount of time needed for chilling, the recipe is simple. Simply steep the mint in the water for a few minutes, juice the lemons, add sugar and water, chill overnight and you have the best drink of the summer. People have different taste preferences when it comes to lemonade, so feel free to adjust the mint, lemon juice, water or sugar to suit your fancy.

Mint Lemonade. Cool off on a hot afternoon with a cup of mint lemonade. It's a refreshing twist on a classic summer drink made with real lemons and fresh mint.

Mint Lemonade

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Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Additional Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American

Ingredients 

  • 4 cups water
  • 2/3 cup mint leaves just lightly packed
  • 1 and 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 cup lemon juice about 7-8 lemons
  • 5 cups water

Instructions

  • Bring the 4 cups of water to a boil on the stove, reduce heat. Add the mint leaves and let them simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in sugar.
  • Let cool to room temperature. Add lemon juice and 5 cups of waters. Refrigerate overnight.
  • The next morning, strain the mixture through a cheese cloth to remove the mint leaves.
  • Serve with ice, a pretty straw and a garnish of lemon or mint if desired.
  • This recipe is based on my tastebud's preferences. Feel free to adjust the mint, lemon juice, water or sugar to suit your tastes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup · Calories: 60kcal · Carbohydrates: 17g · Protein: 1g · Sodium: 17mg · Fiber: 3g · Sugar: 11g
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  1. Natasha in Oz says

    That looks so delicious! The mint is a great touch. Thanks for the idea!

    My weekly Say G’day Saturday link up has just started and I’d be thrilled if you could join in and share this post-it would be a fabulous addition!

    Best wishes for a lovely weekend,
    Natasha in Oz

  2. Patti says

    What a great but simple idea. I always have extra mint in the garden as it tends to be invasive but I love it and now I have yet another use for it. I’m sure lots of people like me are liking, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Thanks

  3. Karen says

    This looks fabulous! I love mint and this sounds like a great way to flavor lemonade. Can’t wait to give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Lina says

    Oh my. This looks wonderful, and so refreshing. I have a ton of mint in my fridge that might have just found a perfect use. Thanks for sharing!!!

  5. Dawn @ Pin-n-Tell says

    I’ve never tried mint lemonade before! It sounds so yummy and refreshing for those hot Summer days!! Thank you so much for sharing this in our #PinUP Pin Party 🙂 Hope to see you again next week!

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