Monday, July 7, 2008

Not Summer Funtime Drink, but still PDG

My mom might be the only person who remembers how I used to make mint lemonade out of the gold Better Homes and Cookbook binder over and over every summer. I think I was really into growing mint for a while as a kid. It's really not good for much more than making drinks, is it? Anyway, I found a recipe that was the same or similar and made it this Fourth of July weekend and it made me nostalgic and happy, even though I used lime instead of orange and Pellegrino instead of ice. 

Mint Lemonade

2 cups sugar
2 1/2 cups water
Grated peel of 1 orange
Juice of 2 oranges
Juice of 6 lemons
1 cup mint leaves

Cook sugar and water to make a simple syrup. Cool. Add fruit peel and juices. Pour over mint leaves, cover, and let stand 1 hour. Strain into a pitcher. Serve 1/3 cup syrup in each glass with your preferred combination of ice and water.

2 comments:

oijoyphoto - the husband said...

you are correct - not close to the tasty goodness of summer funtime drink, but it does sound refreshing.
munster + back patio + summer funtime drink = oijoyphoto the husband in the local police blotter for public urination...

Swiss Ms. said...

Ah, but you must adjust your city thinking: your backyard will not be public!

So lucky.