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Boozy Mint Lemonade

This recipe is for a pitcher of 8 drinks, but as long as you keep the same proportions, you can make any size batch.
By Brittany Everett

Boozy Mint Lemonade

To make individual drinks, muddle a few mint leaves & cucumber slices with the syrup in each glass, then add ice and remaining liquid.

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Boozy Mint Lemonade
 
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This recipe is for a pitcher of 8 drinks, but as long as you keep the same proportions, you can make any size batch.
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Recipe Type: Drinks
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 8-10 sprigs mint, leaves torn off
  • ½ cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups lemon mint syrup, recipe follows
  • 2½ cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 cups gin
  • 2 cups sparkling water
  • ice
  • extra mint for garnish
Syrup
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup honey
  • 4 strips lemon zest, pith removed
  • 4 sprigs mint
Instructions
Syrup
  1. Combine all ingredients except the mint in a medium pot. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until simmering. Continue to simmer for 2 minutes and remove from heat. Add the mint leaves to steep in the pot as it cools to room temperature.
  2. Strain the syrup and refrigerate in a sealed container until ready to use.
Drink
  1. In a large pitcher, muddle the mint leaves, cucumber slices, and syrup. Add the lemon juice and gin, stir well. At this point, you can put the pitcher in the fridge to keep until ready to serve.
  2. Just before serving, add the sparkling water to the pitcher and stir. Fill 8 glasses with ice, divide lemonade among glasses and garnish with mint.
Brittany Everett

Brittany Everett

A graphic designer by day, Brittany enjoys cooking, eating, photographing and discussing food with every other waking moment. She created Kitchenette, a food blog dedicated to making delicious comfort foods from scratch and with love.

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Originally Published: July 31, 2013

One Response to Boozy Mint Lemonade

  1. nigel simpson Reply

    August 5, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    My St J punch

    one part sour (lime juice)
    two part sweet (caster sugar)
    Three part strong (Tanqueray gin at 47.3% or a)
    Four Part weak – Water and ice

    amalgamate in a jug. with fresh sprigs of mint

    Now here’s the extra touch

    one part of Pomegranate Mollasses
    and one Part Rose water

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