Minty Lemonade

  • Yield: 4 cups


1/4cup boiling water
1cup chopped mint leaves
-- Grated rind of 1 lemon
-- Juice of 6 lemons
-- Juice of 3 oranges
1cup superfine sugar


  1. Pour boiling water on the mint leaves. Add grated lemon rind, lemon juice and orange juice. Stir in sugar. Steep until cool.
  2. Decant syrup into a tightly capped bottle. Refrigerate until chilled.
  3. To serve, pour syrup into a glass to fill it 1/4 or 1/3 full; then add ice water, club soda or ginger ale. Add ice. Garnish with lemon wheels and whole mint sprigs. The syrup will keep in the refrigerator for 2 weeks. Makes about 4 cups.