Mint Lemonade

Warm weather is upon us and I am have been craving all sorts or yummy warm weather foods and drinks. Things perfect for a BBQ or picnic have sounded so good lately. Andrew isn’t a big fan of picnics as he doesn’t enjoy eating outside but I was majorly in the mood a few weeks ago so on a night we didn’t have dinner plans I decided to create an indoor picnic for us.

While Andrew was working late that night I made turkey pesto sandwiches, fruit salad and a delicious mint lemonade. I had been craving it for a while so I started browsing Pinterest for some recipe ideas. After making the lemonade a few different ways I have found one that I think has the best results.

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MINT LEMONADE

Yields 8- 8oz servings

Ingredients

  • 8-10 Lemons
  • 6-8 Fresh Mint Sprigs
  • Water
  • Sugar
  • Ice

Instructions

  • Squeeze lemons to yield 2 cups fresh lemon juice
  • In a small saucepan combine 2 cups water and 1 cup sugar. Boil until sugar is completely dissolved.
  • To create a mint simple syrup add 4 tablespoons of mint leaves to the sugar water and stir together. This will infuse the syrup with a strong minty flavor. The longer you leave the mint in the stronger the flavor will be
  • Mix together the lemon juice (you can strain if you’d like to get rid of pulp) and the mint simple syrup together.
  • Add another 4 cups of water to the lemon juice and simple syrup mixture. (Add extra sugar if needed)
  • Pour over ice and garnish with mint and a lemon slice.

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Recipe adapted from: Paint Me Pink

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