We had a lot of lemons left over after entertaining recently, and our mint plant is growing quickly so I thought I'd make a refreshing summer lemonade using the two. We drank it straight, but the lemonade would also be a great base for a punch or cocktail. This recipe is my own.
To make, squeeze the juice of 5 lemons, which should yield about 1 cup. In a small saucepan, bring 4 cups of water and 2-1/2 cups of sugar to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Once the water boils, drop in a bag of mint herbal tea and remove from heat. Infuse for 5-10 minutes, then discard teabag. Once cool, add lemon juice and chill in refrigerator.
Serve with muddled fresh mint.
Note: I adjusted the recipe after the lemonade turned out too tart. You may need to play around with the ratios of lemon to water to sugar to suit your tastes.