Yummy Lemonade for the 4th!

4 Jul
It’s on days like these that I wish I were in the states to celebrate…but instead, I’m at work today.  Anyway, the fourth of July always makes me think of fun summery things like lemonade.  We don’t really have lemonade here in Ireland but that’s not going to stop me from trying out this recipe…YUM. 

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • juice of 2 oranges
  • juice of 6 lemons
  • 4 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • fresh orange or lemon slices and sprigs of mint for garnish
Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil and boil 5 minutes. Remove from heat; cool slightly.Place mint leaves in a small bowl and add sugar syrup, orange juice, lemon juice, and grated orange peel. Cover and let steep for 1 hour. Strain into a 1-quart container; cover and keep refrigerated.

To serve, mix 1 part lemon mint mixture with 2 parts water. Serve over ice and garnish with lemon or orange slices and sprigs of mint if desired.
Makes about 1 quart syrup, or 3 quarts of lemonade.

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2 Responses to “Yummy Lemonade for the 4th!”

  1. Joan Kelleher July 4, 2011 at 1:57 pm #

    THAT’S A KEEPER!!!!!!

  2. Vern July 4, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

    Wow! That lemonade sounds really, really good!

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