Lemonade With Fresh Mint Recipe

Lemonade
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  • 15 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 3 Quarts (12 Servings)
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Here's a delicious, refreshing lemonade perfect for a special occasion or just everyday enjoyment. This Southern classic is sure to delight kids and adults alike. 

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup mint leaves
  • 2 oranges (juiced)
  • 6 lemons (juiced)
  • 4 teaspoons orange zest
  • Garnish: fresh orange or lemon slices and sprigs of mint

How to Make It

  1. Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil and boil 5 minutes. Remove from heat; cool slightly.
  2. Place mint leaves in a small bowl; add sugar syrup, orange juice, lemon juice, and grated orange peel. Cover and let steep for 1 hour. Strain into a 1-quart container; cover and keep refrigerated.
  3. To serve, mix 1 part lemon-mint syrup mixture with 2 parts water. Serve over ice and garnish with lemon or orange slices and sprigs of mint if desired.
    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 125
    Total Fat 0 g
    Saturated Fat 0 g
    Unsaturated Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 0 mg
    Sodium 2 mg
    Carbohydrates 33 g
    Dietary Fiber 2 g
    Protein 1 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)