Monday, August 27, 2012

Mint Flavored Lemonade



Hello, friends!  I hope you had a great weekend.  I had many snapshots from the weekend that I downloaded but I couldn't seem to get any thoughts together, so instead all I have to share with you is a lemonade recipe that I have been making for our family the past couple weeks. (I tried to post a photo of our upstairs since the floor is finished, but my husband told me to wait and do a big reveal... can you believe that?!) 

A couple months ago we went to an amazing restaurant that served a house lemonade that without a doubt was the best I had ever had.  A couple weekends ago we had an opportunity to eat there again as we traveled by and I knew I had to try and replicate the lemonade they served... it was seasoned with mint and so fresh.  I think their version may have been fresh-squeezed, but I've been using refrigerated 100% lemon juice that I always have on hand... so much easier and I can throw this together in just a few minutes.  My family drinks this so fast we rarely have it for more than an afternoon. 

Below are the measurements I use but you can vary this depending on your own likes. 

Mint Flavored Lemonade
(Makes approximately half a gallon)

Dissolve 1 cup of sugar in 1 cup of water over medium heat.
Pour about 2 quarts of water into a pitcher and add 1 cup of lemon juice.
Add the sugar syrup to the lemon water in the pitcher and stir.
Toss in a handful of mint leaves and chill.  (If you can wait that long... I never can!)

14 comments:

  1. You and your mom give such good recipes. Yes, I will be trying this one as well.

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  2. Thank you for the wonderful recipe! I will be trying this before the summer is over!

    ~Julia

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  3. I'll be trying this out but I also want to say how great it is that your husband cares enough about your writing to give you suggestions! That's so sweet. ~ Maureen

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  4. As fond as I am over tea, flavored lemonade is second best for me.

    However, my husband tends feel equally the same about mint sweet tea and lemonade with mint. I've never tried making sugar water, I just brew some mint leaves. But if it kicks the flavor up, I will try this!

    I'm holding on to my minted summer drinks as long as I can and have no reservations for claiming them for fall too if mint is still producing.

    Love the shots!

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  5. I will definitly try this recipe as lemonade is a favorite in our family as well! I also have a boutiful patch of mint this year, so that makes it even more fun!!

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  6. I'm going to try it, I've a plant of mint in the kitchen. Thank you

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  7. I have sooo much mint! I try and put it in water with a bit of lemon, but never thought of putting it in lemonade. I will have to try it! Reminds me of the lavender lemonade we get in the summer.

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  8. I love making mint lemonade and mint tea. We are really blessed to have an abundance of mint in our herb garden.

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  9. this sounds delish! i'll give it a try, cuz i love lemonade:) tfs!

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  10. Now you've got me wanting a refreshing glass of lemonade! Would be perfect after working in the yard all evening.

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  11. Lemonade is one of the most refreshing drinks for summer! It is hard to believe that water, sugar and lemons could be so tasty.-------
    Shannon

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  12. This looks wonderful! I'm wanting to squeeze every last minute out of summer this year. I'm so excited to see how your upstairs floor has turned out....don't make us wait too long!!

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