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

Source: Midwest Living
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Ingredients

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Directions

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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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; 1 g total fat; 0 g saturated fat; 0 g polyunsaturated fat; 0 g monounsaturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 12 mg sodium. 289 mg potassium; 102 g carbohydrates; 8 g fiber; 85 g sugar; 3 g protein; 49 IU vitamin a; 142 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 0 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 4 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 141 mg calcium; 6 mg iron;

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