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Honey Mint Lemonade

Honey Mint Lemonade - A simple homemade lemonade that pairs beautiful with savory foods, or is great enjoyed on it's own! | foxeslovelemons.com

Welcome to Foxes Love Lemonade! I’m (obviously) obsessed with the bright, tart taste of lemons, and I love freshly squeezed lemonade as well! Classic lemonade is just dandy, but in this summertime monthly post, I’ll be coming up with new spins on my favorite cool-down drink.

I’m not really a nosy person by nature, generally not giving a care in the world as to how other people live their lives. Whatever they’re doing with their own time is their business, and if it doesn’t affect me, they can do whatever they want. But there is one thing that I’m nosy about. My neighbors come and go about fifteen times a day.

I don’t think it’s anything illegal, as they’re pretty nerdy. When they had a newborn, I chalked it up to diaper runs, formula, whatever. But that child is four years old now, and the trend still continues. After they get home from work at 6pm, they will easily come and go in their cars 5 to 6 times (being gone less than 20 minutes at a time). On a weekend day, those trips increase to anywhere from 12 to 15 trips a day. Yes, I’ve counted.

Honey Mint Lemonade - A simple homemade lemonade that pairs beautiful with savory foods, or is great enjoyed on it's own! | foxeslovelemons.com

I mean, WHAT are they doing over there? My running joke is that they’re buying their groceries one item at a time, but now I’m starting to believe that really may be true. Are they the world’s worst planners? Maybe because I hate doing errands, but personally, I keep a running list of errands I need to do, and then do them all in one trip. Not this family. WHAT ARE THEY DOING?!? The world your neighbor (me) needs to know.

While I’m sneaking peeks out the window and pretending not to be a creep, sometimes I like to sip on homemade lemonade. The ingredients for which I bought all in one trip to the store. Actually, I barely needed to go to the store, except for the mint. Beyond that, you just need some lemons, sugar and a smidge of honey. This Honey Mint Lemonade a refreshing drink that pairs beautifully with any savory meal or tastes great just on it’s own!

Honey Mint Lemonade - A simple homemade lemonade that pairs beautiful with savory foods, or is great enjoyed on it's own! | foxeslovelemons.com

Honey Mint Lemonade

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 25 minutes plus chilling

Ingredients:

For the Mint Simple Syrup:

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup packed roughly chopped fresh mint leaves

For the Lemonade:

  • 3 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Fresh mint leaves, for garnish (if desired)

Directions:

1. Make the Mint Simple Syrup: In small sauce pot, stir together sugar, water and mint. Cook over medium heat 4 to 6 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh strainer; discard mint. Transfer to jar or container and refrigerate 4 hours or up to 5 days.

2. Make the Lemonade: In pitcher, stir together water, lemon juice, honey and Mint Simple Syrup. Fill 6 glasses with ice, and mint leaves, if desired. Serve lemonade over ice.

This recipe originally appeared here on the NatureBox blog.

4 Responses to “Honey Mint Lemonade”

  1. Melissa C — August 3, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    I made this today but with Stevia instead of the sugar and it turned out great.  Thank you for posting!

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    • Lori Yates replied: — August 4th, 2014 @ 9:24 am

      So glad to hear that, Melissa! Thanks so much!

  2. Nancy @ gottagetbaked — August 7, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Just freely admit that you’re a snoop, lady (I do! I used to purposely stare into people’s apartments when I used to live across from one). Now I also need to know what in the heck your neighbours are doing. What’s wrong with them?! I need to make a pitcher of this lemonade and ponder the possibilities.

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    • Lori Yates replied: — August 11th, 2014 @ 8:07 pm

      I mean seriously, what ARE they doing? They also regularly mow their lawn at 7am on Sunday. Gahhhh.

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