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
- 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.
- 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.
- Serve over ice.