Summertime Drink: Mint and Honey Lemonade

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Happy June everyone! Just 20 days until Summer begins, and I haven’t even gotten an air conditioner yet. It won’t be long until we all sport tank-tops embellished with beads of sweat while waving paper fans apathetically in the evening sun. In the meantime, I’ll have to strategically coerce a few of my brawny friends to assist me in lifting the heavy mass of metal and plastic up my four flight walk-up. Until then, I’ll drink this Mint and Honey Lemonade to quell the heat.

Mint and Honey Lemonade

2 cups of water

4 sprigs of mint

2-4 tablespoons of honey

1-2 lemons for juicing

ice and chilled water, about one liter

Boil mint in two cups of water for about 8 minutes. Add honey (I use 2 tablespoons) while water is still hot and stir thoroughly. This process will extract the mint flavor while infusing the honey into the water. Strain mint leaves and pour leftover mint water and honey mixture into a liter of cold ice water. Juice lemons, depending on how tart you like your lemonade, add one to two medium sized lemons. I like mine tart, so I added 1 & 1/2 lemons. Add ice. Serve chilled.

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