Orange Mint Lemonade

  • Yield 12 cups

A nice fruity splash for your summer parties.


1 1/2 to 2 cups sugar
2 1/2 cups water
-- grated zest of 1 orange
2/3 cup orange juice
1 1/3 cups lemon juice
3/4 cup mint leaves
7 cups cold water


  1. Bring the sugar and 2 1/2 cups water to a boil in a heavy saucepan.  Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 5 minutes.  Add the orange zest, orange juice, lemon juice and mint leaves.  Let stand, covered, for 1 hour.
  2. Strain the mixture into a 1-gallon container.  Add 7 cups cold water.  Chill until serving time.  Serve over ice.  Garnish with orange slices and mint springs if desired.

Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Pensacola’s By Invitation Only (The Junior League of Pensacola, Inc., 2002).




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