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Mint Lemonade

(recipe, Rachel Rappaport)


  1. 1 cup sugar
  2. 1 cup water
  3. 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  4. ΒΌ cup fresh peppermint leaves


  1. In a small saucepan, heat the sugar, peppermint, and water until the sugar is dissolved completely.
  2. Strain into a small bowl and allow to cool slightly.
  3. Pour the lemon juice and simple syrup into a large pitcher, and then stir in about 4 cups of cold water.
  4. Refrigerate 30 to 40 minutes before serving.


Read more about lemons in Rachel Rappaport's article about summertime festivals.