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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Mint Lemonade Syrup

Hello all!
This recipe was inspired by one of my great-grandmother's. I played around with the ingredients she used (and a few more)and came up with this.

It is very good for a hot day in the middle of summer, whether you're out in the garden or enjoying a tea party with little sisters on the porch. It is very simple to make, and calls for just a few ingredients. I hope you try it!

Livvy's Mint Lemonade Syrup

4 cups sugar

3/4 cup fresh mint leaves, torn

2 cups water

11/2 cup lemon juice

4-5 drops lemon flavoring

2-3 drops yellow food coloring, optional

Put the mint, sugar & water into a pot and bring to a simmer. Gently simmer for 3 minutes and then add the lemon juice, flavoring & food coloring. Let this cool slightly then transfer to a jar. Refrigerate until use. To use, mix 1/2 cup syrup & 8 ounces water, then pour over ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

Or, for a delicious Arnold Palmer, use Sweet Tea in place of the water.

Makes approximately 31/2-4 cups of syrup.

The syrup will not be thick and goopy, it will be a slightly thick liquid when it's refrigerated. This makes it much easier to mix into cold water.

Prepared this way makes a slightly tart, pleasantly sweet glass of lemonade.

Enjoy!

~Livvy

3 comments:

  1. Hey Livvy,
    This looks real good! I think I will try it once. :)

    Sarah

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  2. Oh, that looks and sounds so yummy, Livvy! I will have to try it soon. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe! :)

    Blessings,
    Lindsay

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  3. Sounds wonderfully refreshing Livvy:)
    As soon as we get the ingrediants, I think I'll be trying it!!

    Blessings,
    Jenna

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