Mint Lemonade

Cool off with this sweet and tart mint lemonade—made with less sugar than typical recipes.

Mint lemonade recipe


Prep time: 5 minutes

Makes 4 servings


6 lemons

¼ cup granulated sugar

6 cups cold water

30-40 mint leaves

Ice cubes


1. In small pot, add sugar and ½ cup water and cook on low until the sugar has dissolved (about 1 minute). Let cool for a few minutes.

2. Juice lemons and discard seeds. Add the lemon juice to a pitcher and add 4 cups water.

3. Add sugar syrup mixture to the pitcher and mix well.

4. Add more water or ice cubes to taste if the lemonade is too strong.

5. Put 6-10 mint leaves in each glass and muddle for a few seconds using a pestle. If you don’t have a muddling tool, use a small, flat wooden spoon. Add a small amount of lemonade to each glass and muddle for a few more seconds.

6. Fill each glass ¾ full with lemonade; add ice as desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories: 74; Carbohydrates: 20; Fat: 0.3 grams; Protein: 1 gram; Sodium: 2.2 mg; Fiber: 2.5 gram  

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Reference: “Mint Lemonade Recipe (Low Sugar).” Pickled Plum, 2018. Web. 20 Aug. 2019. <>

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