Now that its finally summer, I’ve been making all sorts of refreshing summer drinks, my favorite being lemonade- the ultimate summer beverage! As for Jeff, he just discovered my magic bullet and has been a happy camper making himself multiple smoothies a day. (I’m trying hide some kale into them so that its at least a little but nutritious) This mint lemonade slushie recipe is a great one for using up some of the wildly growing mint in my garden and its also great for quenching your thirst after a long hot day. We’ve been spending afternoons sailing a lot out on the river and this drink hits the spot!
the juice of one lemon
simple syrup: 1/4 cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of water
1 bunch of mint
1 cup of ice cubes
1 cup of water
*makes enough for one glass of lemonade
- First make simple syrup which is 1 part sugar and 1 part water. I usually make a few cups of this and store it so that I have it on hand for making iced coffee. To make simple syrup, combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring, until sugar has dissolved. Let cool.
- Squeeze lemon juice out of lemon
- Wash mint and tear off leaves
- Combine syrup, lemon juice, ice cubes and mint in a blender. I use a magic bullet (when Jeff isn’t hijacking it to make his smoothies) which is perfect for making one glass of lemonade
- Blend ingredients together until slushy. You can add more ice if needed. (If it’s not sweet enough for your taste, add a few teaspoons of confectioner’s sugar to sweeten. You can scoop out some of the mint leaves if you don’t want mint bits floating in there, most should float to the top.)
Serve immediately chilled!