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Lemon Quencher

 Lemon Quencher
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
8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • Serve in chilled glasses over ice. Garnish with mint sprigs and lemon
  • peel if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 96 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein. Diabetic Exchange: 2 starch.