Lemonade With Fresh Mint Recipe

Lemonade
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Ratings (7)
  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 3 Quarts (12 Servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
125 Calories
0g Fat
33g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 3 Quarts (12 Servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 125
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 1g
Calcium 31mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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. 

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps 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.