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Hot Mint Lemonade

If you're packing this lemonade for a picnic, pour it into a large thermos while it's still hot.

  • yield: Make 3 quarts




  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 bunches fresh mint, plus 6 sprigs for garnish
  • 3 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 15 lemons)


  1. Step 1

    Place sugar and mint in a large bowl. Using a wooden spoon, press the mint and sugar against the side of the bowl until the sugar resembles wet sand and the mint is bruised. Stir in 2 quarts water.

  2. Step 2

    Transfer mixture to a pot; heat over high heat until almost at a boil. Turn off heat; stir in lemon juice. Pass through a sieve; discard mint. Serve hot, garnished with a sprig of mint if desired.

Martha Stewart Living, October 2003

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Reviews (1)

  • 4 May, 2010

    This wasn't so great.... it has to much sugar and the taste irritates your throat...