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Marvelous Mint Lemonade | The Natural Socialite

In Recipes on September 14, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Recipe and image for homemade mint lemonade by Lacey Stevens-Baier, personal chef for Sweet Pea Chef

I first tasted a similar beverage during the cocktail hour at one of my friends weddings.  The marvelous idea of fusing the distinct flavors of mint & lemonade is simply genius! Drinking fresh lemonade always brings back pleasant memories of growing up down South. Fresh. Clean. Pure…. *aahhh

Recipe adapted from Bobby Flay

Here’s what you will need:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh whole mint leaves

Directions:

Start by making a 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.

Next, place fresh lemon juice in a large pitcher, add remaining 4 cups water and 1 cup of the simple syrup or more to your desired sweetness. Stir in mint leaves and refrigerate for 1 hour. Serve over ice.Mint Lemonade Recipe

*Note* If you don’t finish the lemonade the first day, I recommend discarding the mint leaves because they will lose their minty freshness and turn brown

Enjoy this refreshing beverage year round!

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