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Lemonade with Mint Recipe

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This Lemonade with Mint is a bright & refreshing drink – made with fresh squeezed lemon juice and mint! Pour yourself a tall glass on a hot summer day, this is one delicious way to hydrate.

This mint lemonade is made with just 4 ingredients: water, sugar, lemons, and mint. You can substitute a natural sweetener for the sugar if you prefer, either way you’ll absolutely love this summer drink.

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It was an absolute scorcher this weekend, so I had to make this delicious lemonade with mint to cool us down!  We have tons of mint growing all along the stream in our backyard. I muddled some mint in my mortar and pestle, and added whole leaves as a garnish.  Mint is so versatile – I use it in recipes all the time. I always put some in my quinoa tabouli salad, and love showcasing it in my mint chimichurri too!

The cool mint flavor is so perfect with the sweetness of the lemonade. I made this recipe with a lot less sugar than normal, so it’s not *too* sweet, it’s just right.

This Lemonade with Mint Recipe Is:

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Fruity
  • Satisfying
  • A Great No-Cook Breakfast or Snack
  • High in Protein & Fiber
  • Vegan, Dairy Free, & Made without Milk or Yogurt

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Recipes With Lemons for a No-Waste Drink

If you have a few extra lemons you need to use up before they go bad – there is nothing better than making lemonade with them!  This mint lemonade uses 2-3 lemons, freshly squeezed and combined with water and sugar. 

I always stock up on a big bag of lemons whenever I go to the store, or order through Misfits Market. I juice the lemons, compost the peels (or blend them into my lemon smoothie recipe!), and have a delicious pitcher of lemonade in no time. Instead of throwing the lemons out, use the juice and make this fantastic & refreshing drink.

 What’s In this Easy Mint Lemonade Recipe?

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  • Lemons – Freshly squeezed for extra flavor!  I’d recommend against using bottled lemon juice for this, and there is no substitute for really good lemon flavor.
  • Granulated Sugar: I like this organic sugar for my recipes, it’s perfect in this lemonade. If you are going to use a natural sweetener, I’d recommend agave or maple syrup for added sweetness.
  • Mint – In the summer I use mint that grows in our backyard. In the winter, we always grow our own in the Aerogarden!
  • Water – use any kind you’d drink: filtered, bottled, or reverse osmosis.

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Grow Fresh Mint on Your Counter All Year Long

We got this great 6-Pod Aerogarden which is fantastic for growing herbs in the winter.  We actually got it when we lived in a smaller apartment, but even now that we own an acreage we still use it year-round!  I love growing herbs on my countertop like fresh basil, dill, mint, sage, thyme, parsley, and lemon balm. It uses LED lights and water, so no messy soil needed – you can have fresh herbs at your fingertips any time. I love picking a few springs of parsley to chop on pastas, adding basil leaves to soups, and tossing some dill in with my pasta salads. This Aerogarden is a great gift for anyone who would like fresh herbs… no big kitchen or green thumb required!

 

How Do I Make Homemade Lemonade with Muddled Mint Leaves?

  1. In a medium bowl (or quart sized mason jar), add 1 cup of hot water and the sugar. Stir until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Add the lemon juice to the sugar and water, and mix again. Add 2 1/2 cups of cold water (you should have about 4 cups of liquid total).
  3. In a mortar and pestle, muddle 1/4 cup of mint leaves until they are crushed to a pulp. Scoop the mint pulp out of the mortar and stir it into the lemonade.
  4. Pour lemonade over ice, and garnish with a fresh sprig of mint.  Enjoy!

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Lemonade with Mint

The Herbeevore
This Lemonade with Mint is a bright & refreshing drink - made with fresh squeezed lemon juice and mint! Pour yourself a tall glass on a hot summer day, this is one delicious way to hydrate. This mint lemonade is made with just 4 ingredients: water, sugar, lemons, and mint. You can substitute a natural sweetener for the sugar if you prefer, either way you'll absolutely love this summer drink.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 90 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3.5 cups water
  • 3 lemons juiced
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup mint

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl (or quart sized mason jar), add 1 cup of hot water and the sugar. Stir until the sugar dissolves.
  • Add the lemon juice to the sugar and water, and mix again. Add 2 1/2 cups of cold water (you should have about 4 cups of liquid total).
  • In a mortar and pestle, muddle 1/4 cup of mint leaves until they are crushed to a pulp. Scoop the mint pulp out of the mortar and stir it into the lemonade.
  • Pour lemonade over ice, and garnish with a fresh sprig of mint.  Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 90kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 1gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.04gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 13mgPotassium: 128mgFiber: 2gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 137IUVitamin C: 44mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 1mg
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