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Hint-of-Mint Lemonade

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + standing


2 servings

We always have a plentiful supply of fresh mint leaves in the garden, so this makes a very refreshing drink on hot summer days. —Laura Mae Newcomer, Bowdoin, Maine


  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 fresh mint sprig
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1-3/4 cups cold water
  • Crushed ice
  • Lemon slices and additional mint, optional


  1. In a small saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in the mint, lemon juice, orange juice and zest. Cover and let stand for 1 hour.
  2. Strain and discard mint and orange peel. Stir in cold water; serve over ice. Garnish with lemon slices and additional mint if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/3 cups: 150 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.

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