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Fresh Minted Lemonade

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“Ooh, with lots of mint! Screams SUMMER! Adapted from Cooks Illustrated, their most popular recipes!”
READY IN:
15mins
SERVES:
6
YIELD:
1 1/2 quarts
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Mash lemons, mint leaves, and sugar (and salt, if using) in a large, deep bowl with potato masher or back of wooden spoon until lemon slices give up their juice, sugar is dissolved, and juice is thickened to syrup consistency, about 4 minutes.
  2. Pour half the lemon slices and syrup through a large sieve over bowl; press on solids with masher or back of wooden spoon to release as much liquid as possible.
  3. Discard solids; move liquid to serving pitcher.
  4. Repeat process with remaining lemon slices.
  5. Stir in water until blended.
  6. Chill well and stir to blend before serving, over ice. Enjoy!

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