Use fresh lemons and limes to make this crisp and refreshng cold summer drink.

Source: Midwest Living


Recipe Summary

10 mins
4 hrs
20 mins
4 hrs 30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


For mint syrup:
  • In a medium saucepan, heat and stir the sugar and 2 cups water over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Stir in 1-1/2 cups mint leaves; cool for 20 minutes at room temperature. Strain mixture, discarding mint leaves.

  • Finely shred 1 tablespoon of peel from lemons and limes. Squeeze juice from lemons and limes (should be 2 to 2-1/2 cups total). In a 2-quart jar or pitcher, combine cooled mint syrup, citrus peel and citrus juice. Cover; chill for at least 4 hours to 24 hours.

  • Just before serving, stir mixture. To serve, mix equal parts of citrus mixture and chilled water (about 1/2 cup of each). Add slices or wedges of lemon and lime. Pour into ice-filled glasses. If you like, garnish each glass with additional mint. Makes 5 or 6 servings.

Fizzy Frisky Whiskey:

Prepare Mint Lemonade. Just before serving, stir mixture. For each serving, pour equal parts fruit syrup mixture concentrate and lemon-lime carbonated beverage (about 1/4 cup each) into an ice-filled highball glass. Add 2 tablespoons blended whiskey, rye whiskey or bourbon; stir gently. Garnish with orange twist and a maraschino cherry.

Nutrition Facts

359 calories; fat 1g; carbohydrates 102g; insoluble fiber 8g; sugars 85g; protein 3g; vitamin a 48.6IU; vitamin c 141.7mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.4mg; vitamin b6 0.2mg; folate 4mcg; sodium 12mg; potassium 289mg; calcium 141.4mg; iron 5.8mg.