Way back in 2014, Miss Frugal amazed me with her homemade mint lemonade recipe which quickly became my favourite Summer drink! I’ve just made a batch so I thought I’d re-do some of the photos and share the updated version with you again!
The original recipe for homemade mint lemonade does include a fair amount of sugar but you can reduce that or use a mix of that and sweetener if you prefer. I find that using five lemons does make the lemonade very tart and it does need that sweetness to counteract that!
Today, I only used 3 lemons so halved the sugar and it was lovely – not as lemony as it could have been but still lovely.
Here’s the original recipe – you can adapt depending on how many lemons you have, how much sugar you want to use and how minty you want it. 🙂
Homemade Mint Lemonade
75ml boiling water
About a litre cold water
Fresh mint to taste
- Squeeze as much juice as you can from your lemons and strain it so there’s no pips or bits in it.
- In the meantime, pour the boiling water over the sugar in a jug and stir quickly until all of the sugar has dissolved.
- Pour your strained lemon juice in the container you’re going to use to store them lemon (we used a big glass bottle) and top up with some of the cold water.
- Add your sugar syrup mix and then the rest of your cold water.
- There’s your basic homemade mint lemonade mix!
- To make mint lemonade, just tear up a few mint leaves and add to the bottle before popping it in the fridge for a couple of hours to let the flavours mix before serving over ice ideally.
Homemade blueberry juice is just as easy to make and almost as nice to drink – you just add blueberries instead of mint although rather than adding them whole like you really should, we thought we’d blend ours in the blender with a little water before we added it. It was still delicious but it was definitely more blueberry than lemonade flavour doing it our way.
Homemade mint lemonade is definitely our new favourite drink for the Summer.
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