In this summer heat, many of us find ourselves always thirsty. But staples like sweet tea and water can only so much for our taste buds. This recipe from blog With A Spin is deemed the ultimate thirst quencher and refreshing after a long, hot day in the sun.
-½ cup sugar, more if needed
-3 cups water
-1 cups fresh lemon juice
-2 tablespoon fresh mint leaves, chopped
-Fresh mint leaves for garnish
1. Combine sugar and 1 cup water in a glass bowl. Stir until the sugar has fully dissolved.
2. Juice lemons. Muddle together lemon juice and chopped mint leaves, using a muddler or the base of a wooden spoon to infuse the juice with mint flavor.
3. Place lemon juice in pitcher with sugar syrup, and 2 cups water. ? Stir mixture.
4. Garnish with whole mint leaves and pour over ice.
NOTE: This lemonade is tart, so sweeten it to taste.