Sweet'tauk lemonade recipes from "Let's make lemonade (and sell it too)" by Deborah Aiza, Montauk NY
MAKES 6 SERVINGS
Add a little mint to classic lemonade for a cool, refreshing twist.
- 1 Cup cold, filtered water
- ¼ Cup sugar
- ¾ Cup sugar (not a misprint, you’ll see why!)
- 20 Fresh mint leaves, washed
- 1-2 Drops orange blossom water (secret ingredient, available online)
- 1½ Cups freshly-squeezed lemon juice (10–12 lemons)
- 4 Cups water
What to Do
- Combine ¼ cup sugar and mint in a small bowl.
- Use the back of a wooden spoon to grind the mint into the sugar. Continue to rub the mint leaves into the sugar for about 3 minutes, or until the mint oil has infused with the sugar.
- Boil 1 cup water.
- Add the boiling water and the remaining ¾ cup of sugar to the mint.
- Stir to dissolve the sugar.
- Strain the mixture and set aside to cool.
- Juice your lemons.
- Place a strainer over a large bowl. Pour the lemon juice through to remove pulp and seeds. Using a spatula, press down on the pulp to remove any lemon juice that’s still caught in the pulp.
- Combine the strained lemon juice with 4 cups of water.
- Add the mint syrup and stir.
- Serve chilled, over plenty of ice. Great for a hot day in the sun!
QUICK TIP: Don't like mint? Trying using another herb such as Lemon balm or Basil.