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, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 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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ms11145 User ID: 1604521 266030
Reviewed May. 16, 2017

"I had 1 lime left over from another recipe, so I squeezed it along with the lemons. Great refreshing drink. I used 11 mint leaves and I could barely taste it. Next time I'm, going to increase it to 15."

missoctober User ID: 3430206 137956
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2008

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

time2cook User ID: 1877649 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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