Nothing is more refreshing than freshly squeezed lemonade on a hot summer day…that is, unless you infuse that cold glass of lemonade with mint. This is our family’s favorite summer beverage! It’s simple & guaranteed to have people going back for seconds. This recipe is enough to make six quarts, which is enough for about 2 pitchers of lemonade.
4 cups simple syrup (3 cups sugar, 2 cups water)
4 cups fresh-squeezed lemon juice (about 16 large lemons)
10 peppermint tea bags
Approx. 16 cups cold water (to taste)
Make your simple syrup by combining 3 cups of sugar and 2 cups of water in a saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring, until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture just comes to a boil. Remove from heat immediately and let cool off.
Mix together all the ingredients, tasting as you add the water to make the lemonade as strong (or weak) as you prefer. Infuse mint in lemonade 4 – 6 hours.