Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

I can't keep enough of this in the refrigerator. My husband's favorite.


  1. In a big saucepan, add the water, sugar, mint leaves, and orange slices; bring to a full boil over high heat.
  2. Take the saucepan off the burner, cover, and let cool for 1 hour.
  3. Strain mixture into a large pitcher, discard mint leaves.
  4. Add the lemon juice; stir to mix well.
  5. Serve in glasses over ice.
Most Helpful

5 5

Outstanding! The orange intensifies the citrus flavor and the mint flavor really came through. We loved it.

5 5

I absolutley love this! I used fresh oranges and mint from my garden (lemons weren't ripe so I had to buy those). A definite keeper- thanks for the recipe, NurseDi!

4 5

Well worth the prep time it took to create this beverage. I liked that the sugar quanity wasn't too high. Substituted raw sugar for white and Lemon Balm for mint....Also, found that the drink had a funny aftertaste before it had a chance to sit in the fridge....that disappeared and so did the lemonade!!!