“When Life Hands You Lemons Make Lemonade. Then Find Someone’s Who’s Life Gave Them Tequila & Have A Party.”
Let’s Blog Over Lemonade…
Lemonade is a welcome drink when springtime and summer temperatures start to rise. It’s definitely a go to beverage choice hosting a barbecue, hot summer pool days, or just having something cold and refreshing in general.
My sparkling mint lemonade is a hit. A definite crowd pleaser and perfectly well balanced. It’s not too tart and it has just the right amount of sweetness.
The fresh mint lends an herbal note making this drink super refreshing. Choose lemons that are plump and firm. Before juicing each lemon, press and roll it firmly against a work surface to break some of the membranes holding the juice. Meyer Lemons are my go to.
If you’d like to make this adult friendly I like to add Ciroc Summer Citrus. It is incredible!
Sparkling Mint Lemonade with Meyer Lemons & Honey
- 2 Cups Sugar
- ¼ Cup Honey
- 4 lemon peel strips, each 3 inches long, plus 12 lemon slices for garnish
- 1 ½ cups fresh lemon juice (8 to 10 lemons)
- 3 Bottles Sparkling Water (each 24 fl. oz.) sparkling water, chilled I use Topo Chico
- Mint Sprigs For Serving
- In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar and honey with 2 cups tap water and the lemon peel. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar, and boil for 1 minute.
- Remove from the heat, stir in the 4 large mint sprigs, and let stand for 30 minutes to infuse the syrup with the mint.
- Discard the mint sprigs. Strain the syrup through a fine-mesh sieve into a small pitcher or bowl. Stir in the lemon juice and refrigerate until cold.
- Just before serving, transfer the syrup mixture to 1 or 2 pitchers. Add the sparkling water and stir well. Add ice cubes. Serve in tumblers and garnish each serving with a lemon slice and a mint sprig.
- If you'd like top with Ciroc Summer Citrus, ice, and shake well then serve.