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Mint Strawberry Lemonade

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Mint Strawberry Lemonade is a refreshing and delicious drink that combines the flavors of fresh strawberries, tangy lemons, and aromatic mint.

This beverage is perfect for hot July summer days or any time you want a cool and fruity drink. The sweetness of the strawberries balances out the tartness of the lemons, while the mint adds a refreshing and cooling element. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or simply relaxing by the pool, Mint Strawberry Lemonade is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

For a twist on the classic recipe, you can add a splash of sparkling water or soda for a fizzy mint strawberry lemonade.

Mint Strawberry Lemonade

Mint Strawberry Lemonade Ingredients

To make this refreshing summer drink, you will need the following ingredients (go to the recipe below for exact quantities and instructions):

  • Granulated Sugar: This is required for the mint syrup, but optional for the lemonade if you prefer a less sweet lemonade.
  • Water
  • Fresh Mint: You can make the simple syrup more or less minty by using more or less fresh mint leaves.
  • Strawberries: It is best to use fresh strawberries, not frozen strawberries, so that they are more fluid when blended. You can use frozen strawberries only if you thaw them before blending.
  • Lemon Juice: You can use store bought or freshly squeezed lemon.
  • Lemons
Mint Strawberry Lemonade Ingredients

How to Make Fresh Strawberry Mint Lemonade

  1. First, you are going to make the mint simple syrup. In a small saucepan, add syrup ingredients. Bring to a simmer and stir until sugar is dissolved. Take off the heat and steep for 20 minutes. Remove the mint leaves and discard. Allow syrup to cool.
  2. While the syrup cools, blend the strawberries and ¼ cup sugar in a blender. Strain into a large bowl with a fine mesh sieve to remove any seeds. If you like pulp, this step is optional.
  3. In a large pitcher, add blended berries, lemon juice, mint syrup, and water. Stir to combine.
  4. Serve over ice with desired garnishes, such as lemon slices, mint sprigs and sliced strawberries.
Collage of Mint Strawberry Recipe Steps

Storage Instructions

You can store this drink in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Yes! It is best made the day of, but can be made a few hours in advance.

Do I have to make mint simple syrup from scratch?

It can be difficult to find flavored simple syrups on store shelves, but infusing simple syrup with flavor is super easy!

Mint simple syrup is a versatile and refreshing ingredient that is super simple to make, just like it’s name. It is made by combining fresh mint leaves, sugar, and water, and then simmering the mixture until the sugar is dissolved and the mint flavor is infused.

I like to make extra and store it in the fridge. This syrup can be used to sweeten and add a hint of mint to cocktails, lemonades, and iced teas. The bright and refreshing taste of mint simple syrup adds a burst of flavor to any drink.

Recipe Tips

  • Picking the freshest mint is essential to ensure maximum flavor and aroma. Look for mint leaves that are vibrant green and free from any signs of wilting or discoloration. The leaves should feel firm and plump to the touch. Additionally, opt for mint sprigs that have a strong, distinct fragrance when gently crushed between your fingers. Avoid any mint that appears to be dry or has a yellowish hue as these are signs of aging.
  • If you store in the refrigerator, be sure to vigorously stir to combine all ingredients again, as the blended strawberries may settle to the bottom of the pitcher.
Mint Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

Serving Suggestions

I love serving cold lemonade on a hot day in cute mason jars. It makes me think of sitting on the porch of some ranch house out in the country.

Glaver’s Mason Jars

Set of 4 16 Oz Clear Glass Jars With Convenient Handle

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Mint Strawberry Lemonade

Mint Strawberry Lemonade is a refreshing and delicious drink that combines the flavors of fresh strawberries, tangy lemons, and aromatic mint.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cooling Time 20 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 397 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Mint Simple Syrup:

  • 1 ½ cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1 ½ cups Water
  • 10 Fresh Mint sprigs

For the Mint Strawberry Lemonade:

  • 16 ounces Strawberries sliced
  • 1 cup Lemon Juice
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • 4 cups Water

For the Garnish:

  • Lemon slices
  • Strawberry slices
  • Mint

Instructions
 

  • First, you are going to make the mint simple syrup. In a small saucepan, add syrup ingredients. Bring to a simmer and stir until sugar is dissolved. Take off the heat and steep for 20 minutes. Remove the mint leaves and discard. Allow syrup to cool.
  • While the syrup cools, blend the strawberries and ¼ cup sugar in a blender. Strain into a large bowl with a fine mesh sieve to remove any seeds. If you like pulp, this step is optional.
  • In a large pitcher, add blended berries, lemon juice, mint syrup, and water. Stir to combine.
  • Serve over ice with desired garnishes!

Nutrition

Calories: 397kcalCarbohydrates: 103gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 20mgPotassium: 294mgFiber: 3gSugar: 95gVitamin A: 130IUVitamin C: 107mgCalcium: 46mgIron: 1mg

The nutrition information is calculated using online nutrition calculators and may not be accurate. It is provided as a general guide only.

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Recipe Rating




Emily Enchanted

Saturday 19th of August 2023

I love this drink because it is SO refreshing on a hot summer day.