Refreshing Peppermint Lemonade

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AI generated by RandomRecipes Drink, Mediterranean cuisine
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A cool sip of history with this invigorating blend of Mediterranean lemons and fresh peppermint.

Did you know?

Lemonade was so popular in 17th century Paris that vendors called 'limonadiers' sold it in the streets from tanks on their backs!

Imagine a warm summer day in a serene Mediterranean garden. The sun is kissing your skin, a gentle breeze is rustling through the leaves, and in the corner, a quaint lemon tree is heavy with fruit. Now, blend this vision with the invigorating aroma of peppermint, a herb cherished for both its culinary zest and its medicinal properties since ancient times. This is the essence of our Refreshing Peppermint Lemonade, a drink that promises to rejuvenate your senses and offer respite on the sultriest of afternoons.

Our lemonade is more than just a beverage; it’s a historical sip of cool. The concept of lemonade can be dated back to the Egyptian times, where a lemon juice and sugar concoction was mixed with water to provide a simple refreshment. Across the seas, peppermint was used by the Greeks and Romans not just for flavor but as a sign of hospitality. Combining the two in this tantalizing drink, we pay homage to those ancient refreshments while enjoying modern simplicity.

Ingredients

The vivid zest of fresh lemons and the piquant punch of peppermint leaves intertwine gracefully to form the backbone of this timeless refreshment. Here's everything you'll need:

Lemons

  • 4 lemons, freshly squeezed
  • 120g sugar, preferably fine granulated for easy dissolving
  • 1L water, still or sparkling for an effervescent twist
  • 30g fresh peppermint leaves, plus extra sprigs for garnish
  • Ice cubes, to serve
  • Lemon slices, for garnish

Steps

The magic of this Refreshing Peppermint Lemonade lies in its simplicity, and in its preparation, a dance of flavors unfolds. Just follow these easy steps:

  1. In a large pitcher, dissolve the sugar in 1L of water, stirring until fully dissolved.
  2. Juice the lemons and add the fresh lemon juice to the sweetened water.
  3. Take the fresh peppermint leaves and gently bruise them with your fingers to release their aromatic oils before stirring them into the lemonade.
  4. Let the lemonade chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, allowing the flavors to meld.
  5. Serve over ice, garnished with additional peppermint sprigs and lemon slices for a touch of elegance.

Add some extra love

To make this lemonade even more special, try adding a splash of rosewater or a few slices of cucumber for an extra layer of refreshment.

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By RandomRecipes, 4 months ago

Great recipe, I think it works so good. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

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