Minty Lemonade

  • Yield 4 cups


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



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