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Mint Lemonade

Jun 9 2015

by Tamara Eckles

What do I love about summer? Making all of those fun, refreshing summer drinks. Y’all already know my track record shows my love of lemons and in the summer one of the best combinations in my book is lemon and mint. I’ve combined these two flavors to make an easy, yet delicious summer lemonade. The best part about the simple syrup that I used? You can use it with other recipes and will have reserves left over for other fun drinks. Score!

 

Mint Lemonade

Mint Lemonade

1 cup mint simple syrup (recipe below)

1 to 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice

6-8 cups of colder water (depending on the size of your pitcher)

1 pitcher

Mint leaves for garnish *optional

Mix all of the ingredients together in a pitcher, stir and chill until ready to serve. Enjoy!

 

 

Mint Simple Syrup

1 cup water

1 cup sugar

3-5 mint fresh mints leaves

In a medium saucepan combine all ingredients. Heat at medium high heat, but not a boil, until the sugar dissolves. Stir occasionally. Once the sugar as dissolved, remove from heat and let cool for 10-15 minutes. Continue cooling in the refrigerator at least one hour our until ready to use. Store in a class container.

 

 

Tamara Eckles is a baker, blogger and radio host. She is the founder of Jem of the South, the place where you “Discover Something Sweet!” Join her adventures in baking on her blog and follow her on Instagram , Facebook and Twitter!

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Tamara Eckles is a dessert enthusiast who has a love for dessert and business plain and simple. Tamara married her love of desserts which includes 20 years of baking experience and her love of entrepreneurship to start her popular media company, Jem of the South, the place where you “Discover Something Sweet”. Jem of the South is the home of Jem Radio, a monthly on-line radio show highlighting small business owners in the dessert industry, Rare Jems TV and Jem of the South Events and Workshops. She is also the author of the e-book ” 7 Sweet Recipes for Dessert Business Success” as well as two dessert guides. Tamara is becoming a go to resource for discovering sweet dessert businesses and dessert trends. Join her on her mission as she “Discovers Something Sweet!”.

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