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.

Ingredients

MINT SYRUP

  • 1 Cup cold, filtered water
  • ¼ Cup sugar
  • ¾ Cup sugar (not a misprint, you’ll see why!)
  • 20 Fresh mint leaves, washed


LEMONADE

  • 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

MINT SYRUP

  1. Combine ¼ cup sugar and mint in a small bowl.
  2. 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.
  3. Boil 1 cup water.
  4. Add the boiling water and the remaining ¾ cup of sugar to the mint.
  5. Stir to dissolve the sugar.
  6. Strain the mixture and set aside to cool.

LEMONADE

  1. Juice your lemons.
  2. 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.
  3. Combine the strained lemon juice with 4 cups of water.
  4. Add the mint syrup and stir.
  5. 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.

 

ENJOY!