Mint lemonade

Mint lemonade

This lemonade recipe makes for a refreshing non-alcoholic cooler on warm days and a grown-up alternative to cocktails on summer nights.


  • large handful fresh mint, leaves picked

  • 6 lemons, juice and zest of 3

  • 3 tbsp sugar cane syrup

  • sparkling mineral water, to top up

Preparation method

  1. Place the mint leaves into a tea towel and bruise with a rolling pin.

  2. Add the mint to a pitcher, with the lemon juice and zest and sugar cane syrup.

  3. Top up with sparkling water. Mix the cocktail well and add more sugar cane syrup, to taste.

  4. Chill in the fridge.

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Something for the Weekend 27/06/2010 bbc_two Something for the Weekend

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