Mint lemonade is the perfect drink to cool you down on a hot summer day.Â It’s fancy enough for a wedding or baby shower and easy enough for everyday meals.
A friend introduced me to an adorable little outdoor restaurantÂ in Houston Texas when I was there for a visit a few years ago.Â It’s tuck in a very unassuming part of town and serves the most delicious food.Â They have the most amazing vegan burger made from beets and they also serve mint lemonade.Â I don’t know if it was because of the heat or what it was but the mint lemonade was the best I’ve ever had.Â I came home with the intention of re-creating that mint lemonade so I could have it at home any time I wanted.Â I even grew 2 large pots of mint so I was sure to have enough mint to get me through the summer!
There are many ways to make lemonade.Â I wanted to create one I could have any time of the year and was minimal work.Â This mint lemonade recipe is made from lemon juice from a bottle.Â You can certainly make it with fresh lemons but I don’t live close to a lemon tree and that all just sounded like a lot of work.
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Tips for Making the most amazing Mint Lemonade:
- You can use fresh lemons or lemon juice from a bottle.
- Use sliced lemons in your lemonade for garnish
- You can keep the mint in the lemonade for a couple days.Â The second day is the best! There’s so much mint flavor!
- Keep your lemonade pretty strong so when you add ice right before serving, your lemonade isn’t watered down.
Mint lemonade is the perfect drink to cool you down on a hot summer day. It's fancy enough for a wedding or baby shower and easy enough for everyday meals.
- 2 Cups Sugar
- 1 Cup Water
- 2 Cups Lemon Juice (from the bottle or you can squeeze your own lemons)
- 1 Bunch Mint Leaves (5-6 mint sprigs)
- 4 Cups Ice (When ready to serve)
Make a simple syrup: In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup water and 2 cups sugar. Bring to a boil and make sure all the sugar is dissolved.
Let the simple syrup come to room temperature.
Pour the simple syrup into the pitcher. Add the lemon juice and add the remaining water. (You want your lemonade to be pretty strong so that when you add ice, it isn't too diluted)
Keep in the fridge until you're ready to serve and then add it to ice. Enjoy!
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