I saw this “Lemonade with a Twist” recipe on Kouzounas Kitchen and I just happened to have lemons and limes in the fridge and an abundance of mint in the garden. I had to make it to go with our Canada Day dinner. I adapted the recipe slightly as she used ginger and she also used the peel on the citrus, stop by her blog if you would like the original recipe….there are also a lot of other wonderful greek and mediterranean recipes there as well. I didn’t have ginger so I left that out and I cut the peel off the citrus but then I added a few pieces of each type back to blend. I also used superfine sugar (also known as caster sugar) because it dissolves well in drinks.
The lemonade was delicious and I have added it to my old fashioned real handwritten recipe book so I always have it.
3/4 cup sugar
sprig of fresh mint
8 cups of cold water
I don’t have a large blender to I used my NutriBullet (I love it). I added the citrus, a bit of the peel, and sugar to the NutriBullet with about 2 cups of the water as that was all l that could fit in the largest canister. I blended that and strained the juice out into a large jug (discarding the pulp and peely bits), then I added the remaining 6 cups of water to the jug as well and gave it a stir. Then I threw in a few mint leaves and placed in the refrigerator to chill.
We thought it was a really great lemonade because it was tart, but just sweet enough to be delicious. We will definitely be making this a regular summer drink.