Friday, April 3, 2009

Minty Lemon-Orangeade


Did you know you can grow mint in a pond? That's mint, in the left bottom corner of this picture. Right next to my cute little ice bucket.
Anyhoo . . .
A refreshing punch to use up some of that mint, and a handful of those lemons that just might be proliferating in your neck of the woods:
MINTY LEMON-ORANGEADE
2 1/2 c. water
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 c. fresh mint leaves, crushed
1 t. grated orange peel
2 c. orange juice
1 1/4 c. lemon juice
Ginger ale or club soda
In medium saucepan, heat water and sugar until boiling. Pour over mint leaves. Add orange peel, orange juice, and lemon juice. Cover and let steep at room temperature for at least one hour. Strain out mint and orange peel. Before serving, put ice in glass; pour in about 1/3 c. of juice mixture , add ginger ale or club soda, and stir.

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6 Comments:

Blogger DarcyLee said...

This sounds really good. My daughter recently served lemon-limeade infused with mint and I really loved it. So refreshing.

April 4, 2009 at 4:32 AM  
Blogger Berji's domain said...

I love growing mint! And if you're still overrun with lemons, feel free to ship some our way;)
I made a couple of your desserts for a grad. christian fellowship meeting and they were proclaimed wonderful.

April 4, 2009 at 7:08 AM  
Blogger Nancy Jacobs Basketmaster said...

I'm so glad you tried my Strawberry Julius recipe and liked it. It is one of my favorites and I think it tastes just like the real thing. Your blog is making me hungry and I'm going to add your potato cheddar soup to my meal line up this month.
Hugs,
Nancy

April 4, 2009 at 1:47 PM  
Blogger Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

This is so tasty and I like that little ice bucket. Quite cute and pretty.

I'm very glad you stopped by my blog to introduce yourself. I was looking through your archives and you have a great blog. I look forward to your chocolate recipes for the chocolate roundup.

I'm adding you to my sidebar blog list right now!

April 4, 2009 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Berji's Domain, I'm so glad the desserts went over well :) Gotta love those desserts.

April 7, 2009 at 6:21 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

DarcyLee, Nancy Jacobs Basketmaker, and Joy, thanks for stopping by. I love visitors, and I love to talk about food! It's almost iced tea weather and I can't wait to use my mint in that. Yum.

April 7, 2009 at 6:23 PM  

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