Mint and lemons/limes make for a very refreshing summer-time drink. Mint lemonade is a must for picnics. This recipe uses lemonade concentrate, so it can be made up in a jiffy.
- 2/3 cup of mint leaves, fresh and chopped
- 6 cups water
- 1 can frozen lemonade or limeade concentrate
Heat the mint leaves in 2 cups of water until boiling. Reduce heat to a simmer and leave for 5 minutes. Let cool, then strain out mint leaves. Combine mint liquid with lemonade concentrate and the rest of the water (4 cups). Refrigerate and serve over ice.
I also blend the mint leaves with crushed ice in with the lemonade.