Our garden is over growing with mint and we needed something to do with it. I’m also a sucker for lemonade; this was a match made in heaven:
Compared to regular lemonade, this is really quite low in sugar. The mint is an awesome touch and (if you’re willing to wait a day), pleasantly noticeable in the final beverage. Add vodka at your leisure.
Ingredients (for 1 quart/ liter)
- 2-3 lemons
- 3 large branches of mint (or more)
- 1.5-2.5 tablespoons of honey (you can always add more later)
- For best results, crush the mint leaves using a mortar and pestle.
- Add the honey into the mortar (with the mint) and continue to crush. This will infuse the honey with the mint. If you’re really patient you can refrigerate this overnight to enhance the flavor of the mint (I did not and it’s ok if you don’t either!)
- Squeeze the two lemons into a quart jar.
- Add the mint and honey mixture to the jar.
- Fill the jar with cold water, tasting as the water gets about half way up the vessel. You’re done when you’ve got the flavor you want. I used 3 lemons and filled the jar and had a pleasantly refreshing beverage.
That’s all folks! An awesome and refreshing splash of mint to bring summer to a close!