Monday, July 15, 2013

Mint tea lemonade

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.


  1. Woman, I have been wanting mint lemonade in AGES. Or mint limeade! :) mmmm. I wish I had fresh mint growing outside!

  2. kat, it looks and sounds oh sooo good! perfect for summer, or anytime.


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