This mint lemonade recipe is one you’ll treasure this summer even on the hottest of days. With a cold glass of iced lemonade, every sip will have you feeling refreshed.
This lemonade with fresh mint recipe is an easy way to use up an overabundance of fresh mint in the herb garden and a fun way to try a spin on a classic drink. While mint and citrus aren’t always seen together, this combo is one you’ll want to try.
Fresh mint leaves don’t have to come from your own herb garden. They can be found in the packaged herbs in your grocery store’s produce section. One package should be more than plenty to complete this recipe. It may even be enough to make this recipe twice, which you know you will.
Making homemade mint lemonade is even easier than you may think. I am a big fan of simple recipes (if you couldn’t tell already) and I also truly love lemonades. We already have several lemonade recipes available on this site like my Strawberry Lemonade and my Chick Fil A Lemonade Recipe.
Mint lemonade ingredients
- Lemon juice: Using freshly squeezed lemon juice will make your drink taste even better but you can use bottled lemon juice concentrate in a pinch.
- Mint leaves: Fresh mint leaves will need to be crushed to help spread their flavors throughout the lemonade. Just make sure to wash them beforehand.
- Sugar: To make our lemonade nice and sweet you will need 1 ½ cups of granulated sugar.
- Water: You will need about 8 cups of warm water for the base of this lemonade, so make sure your pitcher is big enough to hold this amount or adjust the recipe as needed.
How to make mint lemonade
- In a pitcher, combine your lemon juice, mint leaves, and sugar.
- Add in 6 cups of warm water and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
- If you plan on placing this drink in the fridge to chill, add in 2 more cups of warm water.
- If you plan on drinking this lemonade soon, do not add the additional warm water, instead, add in frozen ice cubes just before serving.
FAQs and Recipe Tips
If you keep your lemonade stored in the fridge, it should last about 5-7 days. Please note that the mint flavor will develop and become stronger as this juice ages.
Lemons vary greatly in size but on average they contain about 3 tablespoons of juice inside each one. To make 1 cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice you will need about 5 lemons. Tip- to squeeze even more juice out of a lemon, roll an uncut lemon on the counter under your palm to help soften the fruit.
If you find yourself with more lemonade than you can possibly drink, you can take the cooled or chilled drink and pour it into popsicle molds or even an ice cube tray. Then you have yourself some frozen treats that will taste perfect on a hot day and are already made to be eaten at your leisure.
Mint Lemonade Recipe
- 1 cup lemon juice fresh squeezed
- 1/4 cup mint leaves crushed
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 8 cups water warm, follow directions
- Combine the lemon juice, mint leaves, and sugar.
- Add in 6 cups of the warm water and stir until dissolved.
- If you are refridgerating this, add 2 more cups of warm water.
- If you are going to be adding ice cubes, do not add the remaining water and add ice cubes instead just before serving.
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