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.
Yields 8- 8oz servings
- 8-10 Lemons
- 6-8 Fresh Mint Sprigs
- 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.
Recipe adapted from: Paint Me Pink