Mint Lemonade

Crazy weather everywhere these days. Cold, rainy, then nice and warm, I hear people are still getting snow in some places and yesterday there was a Tornado here in Northern CA. Make up your mind mother nature!
While it is a bit nuts weather wise I’ve been working hard in the garden when ever the weather has been letting me. Spring is here ( sort of ) Summer will be here soon, so time to bust out the garden tools and get to work.
  I was taking care of the mint when I wanted the drink, fresh lemonade actaully. Nothing better than enjoying some fresh lemonade while gardening . Easy to make you can enjoy some too this weekend!

Simple Syrup Recipe
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water

 Drink Ingredients

2 Cups water
Ice cubes
1 2/3 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons julienne mint, plus leaves for garnish
1 lemon, sliced 1/4-inch thick, plus more for garnish

Directions

In a small saucepan, combine sugar and  water. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat. Let stand until completely cool. Next, in a large pitcher half-filled with ice, add the water, lemon juice, simple syrup, mint, and lemon slices. Stir to combine. Serve over ice. Garnish with mint leaves and lemon slices , Enjoy!

27 thoughts on “Mint Lemonade

  1. Masshole Mommy

    That sound delicious and so refreshing on a hot summer day! I am going to print this out so I remember to make it once the heat finally arrives here 🙂

  2. Scott

    Not quite lemonade season here in Iowa (yet), but hoping for warm weather soon. Keeping this handy for when it does warm up!

  3. Jennifer Williams

    I will be able to make this once my herb garden gets going, I can not wait to use fresh herbs to flavor my foods and drinks. I love that simple syrup recipe, does not get any easier than that.

  4. Pam

    This sounds and looks really delicious. I know it will quench our thirst this summer when we are poolside in the hot sun. Thanks!

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