Why should hot drinks have all the fun? Honey and lemon are a perfect pairing in this cool drink and with 20 plus days already this summer of the mercury hitting 100 or more we need something cool to drink.
Lemonade with mint and honey
- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 1 1/2 cups lemon juice (about 8-12 fresh lemons)
Juice lemons, strain pulp and set aside. Combine water, sugar, honey and mint leaves (roughly torn) in two-quart pot on the stove. Bring water to a boil, stirring occasionally to make a simple syrup. Allow to cool completely. Once cooled, strain simple syrup to remove mint leaves. Combine with the lemon juice. This will provide your base, almost a concentrate. Add water, tonic water or spirits to your taste. We tend to pour it in a two-quart pitcher and fill it with water.