Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Rosemarie's Fresh Mint Lemonade...

jessica hosted recipe club last month & i have been dreaming about it ever since!  it is perfectly fresh & summery!  i also love that you can make a big batch of the syrup & use it slowly.  i hope you love it as much as i do!  happy bbq season!
-picture courtesy of cafefernando.com 

{rosemarie's fresh mint lemonade}

2 cups sugar
2 1/2 cups water
1 cup good orange juice (not from concentrate)
1 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup fresh mint leaves, firmly packed

In a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat, mix sugar & water.  Cook for 5 minutes.  Remove from heat & let cool.  Stir in juices & pour over mint.  Let stand 1 hour, then strain.  Chill in the refrigerator until ready to use.  When you are ready to mix drinks- fill a glass with ice, add a 1/2 a cup of Mint Lemonade Syrup, add water to desired concentration.

**if you want to make a large batch, mix chilled syrup with water to the desired taste.  Don't add ice until you are ready to drink or it will water it down.


Laura said...

I will be trying this lemonade. I always add a couple of springs to my glass. But the steeping - I'm sure that adds a whole new dimension! Also, the orange has got to add an interesting twist too.

Glad I found you ladies here on the ol' world wide web. I will definitely be back!

Sha said...

Loving all these summer recipes, Brit. Keep them coming!!!