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“From my local newspaper, July 16, 2005. The recipe was adapted from "My Mother's Southern Entertaining," by James Villas. Makes about 8 cups.”
READY IN:
55mins
SERVES:
8
YIELD:
8 cups
UNITS:
Metric

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Slice 7 lemons thinly.
  2. Seed sliced lemons and place in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add 12 mint leaves; sprinkle with sugar.
  4. Pour in boiling water.
  5. Let sit for 45 minutes at room temperature, occasionally pressing lemons and mint with a wooden spoon.
  6. Strain liquid through a fine-mesh strainer into a glass punch bowl or a pitcher with at least a 2 1/2 quart capacity.
  7. Juice the remaining lemon; add to the strained liquid.
  8. Add cold water; stir well.
  9. Add ice cubes; stir rapidly.
  10. Ladle or pour lemonade and a few ice cubes into each glass; garnish each with a mint leaf.

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