Recipe: Double Mint Lemonade / Cocktail Mixer

Try this super refreshing take on a summer lemonade. Keep it chilled for a hot afternoon pick-me-up or try it as an evening cocktail with a shot of rum and lemon wheel.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup freshly chopped peppermint
  • 1/2 cup freshly chopped spearmint
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • Juice of 6 lemons (~2 cups)
  • 2-3 tablespoons sugar or honey, to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a large glass pitcher or jar, pour the boiling water over the fresh mint and let steep for 5 minutes.
  2. Using a sieve, strain the leaves.
  3. Dissolve the sugar or honey into the tea, adding more or less to taste. Mix well.
  4. Squeeze the lemons and stir the juice into the tea mixture. You can save the peels for a garnish.
  5. Taste again for sweetness.
  6. Chill the mixture until cold (2-3 hours).
  7. Serve over ice.
Double-mint tea steeping, while squeezing lemons

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