Sweet mint and tart lemons make this Fresh Mint Lemonade the perfect antidote to the heat of a summer day! Make a pitcher, kick back and enjoy this refreshingly simple drink. A true summer favorite!

Fresh Mint Lemonade by The BakerMama

A Drink for the Dog Days of Summer

August can be a real scorcher here in Dallas, and if today is any indication, things are *just* heating up. Whew! Around here, we don’t mind the heat too much. But we do love to cool down with a dip in the pool and an ice cold drink. And I admit it. I love the hero’s welcome I get when I appear on the patio with a pitcher of this Fresh Mint Lemonade. Everyone loves it! It’s also great to serve your guests–the subtle coolness of the mint on a hot afternoon is always a win.

Fresh Mint Lemonade by The BakerMama

Some of the very best flavors come from the simplest ingredients. And this lemonade is the perfect example! Fresh mint, the juice of a few lemons, sugar and water. That’s it! The muddled mint adds an unexpected layer of flavor that you’ll love! You won’t want to make it any other way again. And by creating a simple syrup, you eliminate the grittiness of other lemonades, making for a super smooth, incredible refreshing experience. It’s the perfect summer sipper!

What Do I Need to Make Fresh Mint Lemonade

  • Granulated sugar
  • Cold water
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice cubes
Fresh Mint Lemonade by The BakerMama

How to Make Fresh Mint Lemonade

  • First, make the sugar syrup. In a saucepan over medium heat, add ¼ cup sugar and ½ cup water. Bring to a simmer and stir frequently, until the sugar has dissolved. Once the sugar is fully dissolved, remove the pan from the heat. Let cool for a few minutes.
  • Next, muddle the mint leaves in the bottom of a large pitcher by gently mashing the mint with a cocktail muddler or wooden spoon. Then add the lemon juice to a pitcher along with 4 cups of water.
  • Pour the sugar syrup into the pitcher and mix well. Add plenty of ice cubes and more water if you find the lemonade too strong. Sip and enjoy!
Fresh Mint Lemonade by The BakerMama

Spread the Love

Send them off to their next big adventure with a Retirement Party Spread loaded with an assortment of salads, biscuits, dips and sweet treats.

Retirement Party Spread by The BakerMama

If you do make this Fresh Mint Lemonade, be sure to snap a picture and share it with me or tag me on Instagram @thebakermama so I can see. ???? I love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the recipes I share. Have fun and enjoy!

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Fresh Mint Lemonade by The BakerMama

Fresh Mint Lemonade

  • Author: The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8

Description

Sweet mint and tart lemons make this Fresh Mint Lemonade the perfect antidote to the heat of a summer day! Make a pitcher, kick back and enjoy this refreshingly simple drink. A true summer favorite!


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 and ½ cups cold water, divided
  • 20 mint leaves
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Put ¼ cup sugar and ½ cup water in a over medium heat. Let simmer, stirring frequently, until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and let cool for a few minutes.
  2. Muddle the mint leaves in the bottom of a large pitcher.
  3. Add the lemon juice to a pitcher along with 4 cups of water.
  4. Pour the sugar syrup into the pitcher and mix well.
  5. Add plenty of ice cubes and more water, if you find the lemonade too strong.

About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of her best-selling Beautiful Boards, Spectacular Spreads and Brilliant Bites cookbooks. She started blogging in 2012 and features hundreds of original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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