Mint Lemonade

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Fresh mint and lemon combine for a sweet homemade lemonade. Mint Lemonade is a refreshing, ever-so-tasty summer drink that my whole family loves.

Homemade Mint Lemonade

Mint Lemonade

Mint Lemonade is a refreshing balance of tangy and sweet deliciousness. It’s perfect for summer porch sitting. It’s a simple twist on the 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. Growing up we would grab some mint and mix it up with some powdered lemonade and sip our treat.

The recipe has improved and now I take a few minutes to squeeze fresh lemon juice and have improved my drink-making technique a bit.

The secret to the best mint lemonade is simply planning ahead. In order to bring out the fresh mint taste, you’ll make a simple syrup that allows the leaves to steep quickly. This infuses the syrup with loads of fresh mint flavor.

I typically just pour the syrup through a fine mesh strainer, but you can also use a pair of tongs or a fork to lift the wilted mint pieces from the syrup.

My sister LOVES fresh mint, so she likes to toss the whole drink (mint pieces and all) through the blender for a whole new level of minty greatness.

Fresh Mint Lemonade

Mint Lemonade Recipe

  1. Bring sugar and 1 cup of water to a boil. Stir until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and add mint leaves. Cool to room temperature.
  2. In a large pitcher, stir together ice cold water and lemon juice. Remove the large mint pieces from the sugar water and to the pitcher of water and lemon juice.
  3. Pour over a glass of ice. Garnish with mint and a lemon slice.
Fresh Lemonade with Mint

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Fresh Lemonade with Mint

Mint Lemonade

Fresh mint and lemon combine for a sweet homemade lemonade. Mint Lemonade is a refreshing, ever-so-tasty summer drink that my whole family loves.
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Additional Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings (about a half gallon)

Ingredients 

  • cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup mint leaves loosely packed
  • cups lemon juice, fresh squeezed about 8 lemons worth
  • 7 cups ice cold water

Instructions

  • Bring sugar and 1 cup of water to a boil. Stir until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and add mint leaves. Cool to room temperature.
  • In a large pitcher, stir together ice cold water and lemon juice. Remove the large mint pieces from the sugar water and to the pitcher of water and lemon juice.
  • Pour over a glass of ice. Garnish with mint and a lemon slice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup · Calories: 160kcal · Carbohydrates: 42g · Protein: 1g · Fat: 1g · Saturated Fat: 1g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g · Monounsaturated Fat: 1g · Sodium: 4mg · Potassium: 88mg · Fiber: 2g · Sugar: 38g · Vitamin A: 248IU · Vitamin C: 23mg · Calcium: 25mg · Iron: 1mg
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{originally published 5/24/2014 – recipe notes and photos updated 6/20/2022}

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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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