Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

Ooh, with lots of mint! Screams SUMMER! Adapted from Cooks Illustrated, their most popular recipes!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mash lemons, mint leaves, and sugar (and salt, if using) in a large, deep bowl with potato masher or back of wooden spoon until lemon slices give up their juice, sugar is dissolved, and juice is thickened to syrup consistency, about 4 minutes.
  2. Pour half the lemon slices and syrup through a large sieve over bowl; press on solids with masher or back of wooden spoon to release as much liquid as possible.
  3. Discard solids; move liquid to serving pitcher.
  4. Repeat process with remaining lemon slices.
  5. Stir in water until blended.
  6. Chill well and stir to blend before serving, over ice. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

I wish I could give this more than 5 stars. Love the addition of the mint. When I use a big batch of mint I wash the mint and then use my salad spinner to dry them well. I did cut the sugar back to just one cup and didnt add the salt. Very refreshing drink. Some members in my family added some vodka to theirs. I love this recipe and its going in the binder for safe keeping thanks Sharon for sharing this recipe with us!

Calee September 10, 2007

Very freshing! I love the added flavor of the fresh mint! I think it may be easier to use my juicer next time I make this. Thanks, Sharon123!

Bev May 19, 2007

Refreshingly Minty Good! Didn`t use the salt and cut back on the sugar by 1/2.

Rita~ October 02, 2006