Cool, tingly, and oh so refreshing!

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour the lemonade concentrate into a large pitcher or cooler with a spout. Stir in enough water to make 1 gallon. Grate the zest from the lemon and add to the pitcher, then squeeze the lemon juice from the lemon into the pitcher. In a small bowl, crush the mint leaves into the sugar using a muddler or a wooden spoon. Stir into the lemonade. Cover and chill for several hours, then strain to remove the leaves and zest before serving. Serve over ice and garnish with a sprig of mint.

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Nutrition Facts

111.6 calories; 0.2 g protein; 29.3 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 1.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2012
I have used a similar technique using basil bouquet so I thought I would give the mint leaves a try too when I came across this today. I tried 2 new recipes today and liked this one best. However I personally like to make fresh lemonade with around 6 lemons then do a simple syrup with 1 part sugar 1 part water and a bundle of the mint (or basil) leaves I boil it on high remove the bouquet and add the syrup to the lemon juice and pour in 1 bottle of chilled pellegrino water and serve chilled with ice. It is not too sweet or too strong and the mint (or basil) tastes so delicate with the bubbly water. Plus its kid friendly. Enjoy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/13/2013
what a great use for peppermint i've got a lot of it. will try this but will use real lemons to make my ade. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2012
I have used a similar technique using basil bouquet so I thought I would give the mint leaves a try too when I came across this today. I tried 2 new recipes today and liked this one best. However I personally like to make fresh lemonade with around 6 lemons then do a simple syrup with 1 part sugar 1 part water and a bundle of the mint (or basil) leaves I boil it on high remove the bouquet and add the syrup to the lemon juice and pour in 1 bottle of chilled pellegrino water and serve chilled with ice. It is not too sweet or too strong and the mint (or basil) tastes so delicate with the bubbly water. Plus its kid friendly. Enjoy! Read More
(35)
Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2012
I have used a similar technique using basil bouquet so I thought I would give the mint leaves a try too when I came across this today. I tried 2 new recipes today and liked this one best. However I personally like to make fresh lemonade with around 6 lemons then do a simple syrup with 1 part sugar 1 part water and a bundle of the mint (or basil) leaves I boil it on high remove the bouquet and add the syrup to the lemon juice and pour in 1 bottle of chilled pellegrino water and serve chilled with ice. It is not too sweet or too strong and the mint (or basil) tastes so delicate with the bubbly water. Plus its kid friendly. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2011
This was a big hit at my Kentucky Derby party. I lightened it up by using 1 cup of Splenda and muddling the mint with 1/4 cup of sugar. I also added the juice of another lemon. I will use it again over the summer. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2010
This is really tasty though a little strong and sweet for my taste - which is easy to adjust with water and/or less sugar. The mint and lemon together are great. If I was a drinking gal vodka would be the sure way to go with this - total refresh and fall over. An extra cool thing about this recipe was while I was digging through my utensils trying to find something to use as a muddler I found... a muddler! Magic! Who knew I had one? Thanks for the yummy drink and helping me find a muddler!:D Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2011
My favorite summer drink! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2010
quite the drink! not much to it but i really find it delicious! some of my favourite things are chocolate lemons and mint so this is good for meeee! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2011
This is excellent! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2012
This was excellent especially after a day or two in the fridge. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2012
I made it for my little brother's graduation dinner and was very refreshing my parents siblings and sister in law loved it.Thank you for the recipe Debby! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/13/2013
what a great use for peppermint i've got a lot of it. will try this but will use real lemons to make my ade. Read More