Mint Lemonade

Total Time
55mins
Prep
10 mins
Cook
45 mins

From my local newspaper, July 16, 2005. The recipe was adapted from "My Mother's Southern Entertaining," by James Villas. Makes about 8 cups.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Slice 7 lemons thinly.
  2. Seed sliced lemons and place in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add 12 mint leaves; sprinkle with sugar.
  4. Pour in boiling water.
  5. Let sit for 45 minutes at room temperature, occasionally pressing lemons and mint with a wooden spoon.
  6. Strain liquid through a fine-mesh strainer into a glass punch bowl or a pitcher with at least a 2 1/2 quart capacity.
  7. Juice the remaining lemon; add to the strained liquid.
  8. Add cold water; stir well.
  9. Add ice cubes; stir rapidly.
  10. Ladle or pour lemonade and a few ice cubes into each glass; garnish each with a mint leaf.