Fresh Minted Lemonade

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Sharon123

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

Top Review by Calee

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!

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!

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