Crushed-Mint Lemonade

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By Vicki Butts (lazyme)
from Grapeview, WA

A great barbecue thirst-quencher. From Bon Appetit August 2001.

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serves 4
prep time 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

  •   6 large
    lemons, scrubbed, thinly sliced
  •   1 small
    bunch fresh mint, thick stems trimmed (about 2 cups loosely packed)
  •   1 1/4 c
    sugar
  •   1/2 c
    fresh lemon juice
  •   2 c
    water
  •  
    ice cubes

How To Make

  • 1
    Using potato masher, mash sliced lemons, mint, 1 cup sugar and 1/2 cup lemon juice in large bowl until juicy, about 5 minutes.
  • 2
    Strain lemon mixture through coarse sieve set over another large bowl, pressing masher on solids in sieve to extract some pulp and as much liquid as possible.
  • 3
    Mix 2 cups water and remaining 1/4 cup sugar into lemon liquid and pulp in bowl.
  • 4
    Fill pitcher with ice; pour lemonade over ice. Let stand 5 minutes.
  • 5
    Fill 4 to 6 tall glasses with ice; add lemonade.