Lemon Quencher Recipe
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Lemon Quencher Recipe

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Tart and refreshing, this minty-lemon drink is sweetened with just a touch of honey. It makes a lovely summer cooler any time of day.—Clara Coulston, Washington Court House, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 5 cups water, divided
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • Ice cubes
  • Mint sprigs and lemon peel strips, optional

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 96 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch.


  1. In a blender, combine 1 cup water and mint leaves; cover and process for 1 minute. Strain mixture into a pitcher, discarding mint. Add the lemon juice, honey, lemon peel and remaining water; stir until blended. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  2. Serve in chilled glasses over ice. Garnish with mint sprigs and lemon peel if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Lemon Quencher in Light & Tasty August/September 2007, p19

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missoctober 137956
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2008

"looks good. i'll add it to my recipe box"

time2cook 135075
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2008

"I loved the taste, but mine looked much darker than the picture. I think this would be great mixed with tea also."

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