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I’m always looking for recipes for refreshing summer beverages and I stumbled upon this one last week! It is so tasty, I just had to share it with you!


  • 1/4 cup sugar for simple syrup
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 2/3 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons julienned mint, plus leaves for garnish
  • 1 lemon, sliced 1/4-inch thick, plus more for garnish


  • In a small saucepan, combine sugar and 1/4 cup water. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat. Let stand until completely cool.
  • In a large pitcher half-filled with ice, add 2 cups water, lemon juice, simple syrup, mint, and lemon slices. Stir to combine.
  • Serve over ice. Garnish with mint leaves and lemon slices.

Tips & Tricks:

I found this recipe works great with sparkling water, as well as the still water that is recommended. I also love adding clear spirits like vodka or gin!

For extra flare, freeze a few mint leaves and lemon slices into ice cubes. You can also add raspberries or other fruit if you’re looking for additional flavors.


Source: Martha Stewart Mint Lemonade

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