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.

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.
Most Helpful

What a lovely refreshing lemonade Bec. I really enjoyed this subtle lemonade. It was tart, tangy and semi sweet, with a light mint flavor. I am enjoying it as I review and can't wait to make it again. Thanks for sharing :)

Baby Kato July 20, 2010