Maple & fresh mint lemonade

Maple & fresh mint lemonade

Maple & fresh mint lemonade
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I had my in-laws over for lunch yesterday. I’ve been going to bed so early lately that I’ve been entertaining during the day instead, and I have to say I kind of like it. I’ve finally become an adult haha!

I showed off my new garden with great pride and then made some lemonade with freshly cut mint straight from my backyard. Everybody loved it, and I tried to remember the recipe so I could write it down here for you guys. It’ll become a classic this summer, I swear!

  • ServesYields 6 cups
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  • FreezingFreezes well

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 5 – 6 fresh mint twigs (or appx. 12 leaves)
  • 1/2 cup of maple syrup
    Replacement options

    or honey

  • 1 cup (appx 5 lemons) of lemon juice, freshly pressed
  • A few mint leaves, to top

Steps

  1. Pour a cup of water along with the half-cup of sugar into a pot. Bring to a boil then stir well, then turn off the heat. Add the mint, and infuse for 10 minutes (see tip below.)
  2. Remove the twigs and mint leaves, then pour into a jug to serve.
  3. Add 5 cups of fresh water as well as the remaining ingredients. Let cool in the fridge for an hour.
  4. Add the ice cubes along with the fresh mint, then serve.

Tips & tricks

If you really like a strong mint flavour, you can crush the leaves in the first step when infusing. You can then filter the mix and keep on completing the following steps.

Recipe published on August 19, 2018