Mint Muddled Lemonade
Nothing beats freshly made lemonade, and it’s simple to make yourself. Muddled mint is added for an extra refreshing summer drink.
Juice. Coffee. Tea. Wine. Beer. Cocktails.
I’ve only named a few of the drinks that are out there for human enjoyment.
Yet it’s very rare that I drink anything other than water or milk.
I know, my friends make fun of me. But I just don’t enjoy drinks a whole lot. There are only so many calories available in a day, and I like to chew those calories rather than drink them. I mean, come on…two bites of cake vs. a glass of wine…I’ll take the cake every time.
But there is an exception to my rule, and it’s lemonade in the summertime. I know it’s only April, but when you live in Florida, summer starts much earlier…it’s HOT!
Nowadays I’m always craving something refreshing, ice cold, and light. You’d think the tart freshness of lemons would be enough, but no, it needs something else…and that special something is mint! Sipping (and/or gulping) mint muddled lemonade is pure bliss.
To start, crush the mint leaves to release their fresh flavor.
Then add your freshly squeezed lemonade and let it steep for 15 minutes so the mint and lemons can make friends.
Remove the mint leaves once they’ve fulfilled their destiny (well, you could leave them in, but they’re kind of ugly now that they’ve been crushed), and add some ice, lemon wedges, and a couple fresh mint leaves for garnish.
Mmm…so refreshing. Enjoy!
Mint Muddled Lemonade
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 cup cold filtered water
- 4 tbsp simple syrup*
- 2 tbsp packed mint leaves + more for garnish
- Place the mint in the bottom of a glass or pitcher. Use a muddler or stiff kitchen tool to crush up the mint leaves and release their flavor.
- Add the lemon juice, water, and syrup.
- Let it steep for 15 minutes, then taste to make sure it has enough minty flavor for your tastes. If it does, remove the mint, then add additional fresh mint leaves for garnish. If you want more mint flavor, add another set of muddled mint.
- Serve over ice and enjoy!
Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.
14 Comments on “Mint Muddled Lemonade”
Looking forward to trying this refreshing drink
Love the comments
I made it and WOW!! It was a burst of flavors and just…..Wow!!!!!!! Loved it!
I am afraid I could not give up my wine…but I could most certainly enjoy of class of this! So refreshing and perfect to cool off with 🙂
I never had tried mint on lemonade, I guess that will make it even more refreshing
curious where you get fresh local tomatoes so early in the season?
Hi Pat, They are actually local Florida tomatoes. It’s early for much of the country but we hardly had a winter here and it’s been warm for a while. It actually gets too hot here in the summer to grow tomatoes, so right around now is when we get a little influx of fresh tomatoes.
The photos are just gorgeous! Although I will always gladly consume my calories in liquid form!
Joanne, this is STUNNING! I would never have thought to add mint to lemonade…that’s brilliant! Would you believe it’s one of my favorite summer things, too?!
Our mint plant is already off the hook. Oh yeah, how’d you like that trip back to ’98. Or was it ’01 who knows. I need this drink and a paper fan.
My back door handle was broken and was locked out of apartment. I am dehydrated and need something to calm my nerves. I have all the ingredients to make your lemonade but this time I think I need a little vodka. Take Care, BAM
Mmmm refreshing indeed! I’m a huge lemonade fan as well, especially during the summer. I’m sure the mint adds some great flavor. 🙂
We have so many lemons on our tree right now…and our mint plant is in full bloom. Perfect!
Ohhhh ! It looks refreshingly good ! Perfect for a hot summer days 🙂
Can I get some vodka in one of those togo please?? 🙂 Hope you had a good weekend!