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Mint lemonade

Real mint smells like spring and tastes like summer. But that's real mint. It's worlds away from the green jelly in the jar, the assertive flavoring in the chocolate ice cream, the off taste in the bottled iced tea. And ... Read more

Total time: 10 minutes | Serves 4
  • 3-4 lemons
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 20 fresh mint leaves, washed
  • Lemon slices or mint leaves, for garnish

Step 1Squeeze the lemons and pour the juice into a quart jar (you'll need 1 cup). Add the sugar and fill the jar with 3 cups of water. Cover tightly and shake until the sugar dissolves. Taste and add more lemon or sugar as needed.

Step 2To serve, pour 1 cup into a blender. Add 5 mint leaves and a handful of ice and process until slushy. Pour into a glass, garnish with a lemon slice or mint leaf and serve immediately, with a straw. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.

Note: This is from Jeanne Anderson of Beverly Hills, who got it from the Outrigger Canoe Club on Oahu, Hawaii.
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