Minty Orange Lemonade Recipe

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I keep this refreshing beverage on hand in the refrigerator during the warm summer months. Friends and neighbors enjoy cool glassfuls when they stop by to visit. – Kristin Arnett, Elkhorn, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/3 cups lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup mint leaves
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 4 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 7 cups cold water
  • Orange slices and mint sprigs

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 113 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine water and sugar; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat; add the lemon juice, mint, orange juice and peel. Let stand for 1 hour.
  2. Strain and discard mint and peel. Add cold water; serve over ice. Garnish with mint and orange slices. Yield: 3 quarts.
Originally published as Minty Orange Lemonade in Test Kitchen Favorites 2004 2005, p31

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