Mint Lemonade

There’s something about lemonade that, to me, is irresistible. Maybe it’s the pale yellow color, or the sweetened pucker of juicy lemons? Whatever it is, lemonade is my go-to summer drink. A happy, frosty glass of it could immediately lift my mood.
The addition of mint leaves is almost a no-brainer. Added to the cold and invigorating lemonade, mint leaves add a cool, refreshing hint of flavor that serves to sophisticate any pitcher of lemonade instantly.

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  1. To make simple syrup: Place 2 cups sugar and 2 cups water in a saucepan and bring to a boil.Stir until sugar is dissolved and let cool.
  2. Place lemon juice in a large pitcher, add remaining 4 cups water and 1 cup of the simple syrup or more to taste. Stir in mint leaves and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. Serve over ice.

4 responses to “Mint Lemonade”

  1. what does boiling the sugar do?
    whenever i make lemonade i just mix the [same as above more or less] ingredients into a pitcher. i don’t boil it or anything. does it make a difference?

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