The mint syrup is a sweet and refreshing balance to the tart lemons.
NotesSimple Syrup (makes 1¼ cups):
Simple syrup dissolves readily in cold drinks, and we like to serve a little pitcher of it with iced tea so everyone can sweeten his or her own to taste.
In a saucepan, bring the water and sugar to a boil over high heat. Boil for 1 minute, stirring to dissolve the sugar completely. Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature.
Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
1 cup water
2 cups sugar
Total Timeunder 2 hours
Make Ahead RecipeYes
Five Ingredients or LessYes
Type of Dishbeverage, juicer, non-alcoholic beverage
- ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (from 2 to 3 lemons)
- ¼ cup Simple Syrup (see Notes) or Mint Syrup
- 1 quart water
- 1 lemon, sliced in thin rounds, for garnish (optional)
In a medium pitcher, combine all of the ingredients and stir. Chill and serve ice cold.
2003 Debra Ponzek and Geralyn Delaney Graham