when you have lemons…

as the saying goes, when you have lemons – make lemonade.  and I’m taking that literally.  😉   we grew some fresh mint this year and used it to make the best lemonade.  surprisingly, it was even more refreshing on a cold night (it made us immediately want summer).  so when you have lemons, make this – it’s a different spin on a classic drink.  enjoy!


  • 10 lemons
  • 3 bunches of fresh mint
  • 1.5 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup of hot water


1. squeeze juice out of lemons

2. grind up fresh mint with a little water (just enough to liquefy the mint) in your vita mixer or food processor.  then take a cheese cloth and strain  liquid out, so pieces of mint will not wind up in your lemonade.

3. then dissolve brown sugar in 1 cup in hot water (not boiling)

4. using a large pitcher, mix fresh squeezed lemon juice and mint liquid and brown sugar mixture.  then add water to make a gallon. you can consume immediately over ice or let it sit overnight (the flavor is better).


lemon-mint-juice_via the SugarApple
lemon-mint-juice_via the SugarApple

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