Kiwi Mint Lemonade
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- Ready In:
- 1 cup water
- 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
- 1⁄2 cup fresh mint leaves, packed
- 3 kiwi fruits
- 2 -3 lemons
- sparkling water
- In a medium saucepan, heat with with sugar over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until sugar is dissolved. Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in mint leaves. Let stand 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, peel kiwifruit and cut into chunks. Puree in food processor. Place puree in a pitcher. Strain cooled syrup into pitcher, pressing on mint, then discard leaves. Refrigerate until cold. Squeeze juice from 2 lemons. Stir into kiwifruit mixture. Taste, squeeze in juice from remaining lemon for a tarter lemonade. Pour into glasses. Top with sparkling water. Serve garnished with a slice of kiwifruit. Makes 2 1/4 cups without sparkling water - 4 glasses.
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I really enjoy homemade Lemonades Nancy and this one is dynamite. Full of flavor and depth. What a beautiful drink, pretty and full of zest. Its tart, tangy and wonderful. The addition of the mint is a lovely surprise. Really refreshing and delicious. Thank you so much for sharing another winner. Made for Fall Pac/12