Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Meyer Lemon Week #4 - Minted Lemonade...
It wouldn't be Meyer Lemon Week without this classic!
2 cups sugar
6 cups water
2 cups fresh Meyer lemon juice
A large handful of mint leaves
To make simple syrup: Place 2 cups sugar and 2 cups water, and 1/2 of the mint in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir until sugar is dissolved and simmer until the mixture takes on a minty taste. Let cool. Place lemon juice in a large pitcher, add remaining 4 cups water and 1 cup of the simple syrup or more to taste. Stir in the rest of the mint leaves and refrigerate for 1 hour. Serve over ice.
PS. This lemonade+vodka+tonic water...um, yes!