Lemon Quencher

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling


8 servings

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
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


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


  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 zest 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 zest if desired.

Nutrition 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.

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