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

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

PanNan May 23, 2010

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!

BecR February 03, 2005

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!!!

rigney July 29, 2004

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