Maple & fresh mint lemonade
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
- FreezingFreezes well
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 5 – 6 fresh mint twigs (or appx. 12 leaves)
- 1/2 cup of maple syrup
Replacement optionsor honey
- 1 cup (appx 5 lemons) of lemon juice, freshly pressed
- A few mint leaves, to top
- 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.)
- Remove the twigs and mint leaves, then pour into a jug to serve.
- Add 5 cups of fresh water as well as the remaining ingredients. Let cool in the fridge for an hour.
- 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.