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Mint Lemonade - The Most Refreshing Drink Ever - there is absolutely nothing more refreshing on a hot summer day than this easy to make, cheap mint lemonade. Only 5 minutes of active time!
Mint Lemonade - The Most Refreshing Drink Ever!
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Resting Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

This Mint Lemonade is the most REFRESHING drink ever! Cheap to make and easy enough to mix up in just five minutes (active time), it’ll become your go-to drink for hot summer days!

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: mint recipes, summer drinks
Servings: 2
Calories: 201 kcal
Author: Myra
Ingredients
For Simple Syrup
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water (filtered (through a Brita, etc) or bottled)
For Mint Lemonade
  • handful fresh mint (this is a flexible recipe, use what you have on hand)
  • 1 cup water (filtered)
  • 2 lemons (or 1/4 cup frozen lemon juice)*
Instructions
  1. Whisk 1/2 cup water and sugar together, in a medium sized pot over medium-high heat. Just before it boils, the sugar should be completely dissolved in the water.**  Remove it from the heat.

  2. Rinse mint, pull the leaves off  (stems can be bitter) and stir the leaves into the hot simple syrup. Cover with the lid of the pot and leave to steep for about 30 minutes - until the liquid has cooled off and absorbed the taste of the mint.

  3. In the meantime, juice lemons.***

  4. Once syrup is cool, mix together 1/4 cup lemon juice, 3/4 cup mint simple syrup (or more, or less, to taste) and 1 cup of filtered water. This recipe doubles or triples easily. Chill, or if it's cool enough, serve over ice. Enjoy! :)

Recipe Notes
* Also, if you've been stocking your freezer with frozen lemon juice like we have, feel free to use it in this recipe!  You won't even notice a difference!
**If you're not sure you can touch it and rub your finger and thumb together - there should be no graininess.
*** Did you know that if you microwave a lemon for 15 seconds before you cut it and juice it it (certainly seems to) release more juice?
Nutrition Facts
Mint Lemonade - The Most Refreshing Drink Ever!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 201
% Daily Value*
Sodium 11mg0%
Potassium 149mg4%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 46g51%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 57.3mg69%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.