Recipe: Berry Mint Lemonade

My sister had just bought some lemons and in anticipation for summer to come, I wanted to make of my favorite drinks – lemonade! She had some berries and I just recent found out that my mom grew mint in her garden (I’ve wasted so much money buying mint in the past years, SMH) so I decided to combine it all to make a berry mint lemonade!

Serves

  • Serves 1
  • I made individual drinks in each cup so just multiple the recipe for multiple cups.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 glass of fresh or frozen berries
  • 3 tbsp fresh squeeze lemon juice (about 1-2 lemons depending on how big and juicy your lemons are)
  • 3 tbsp mint simple syrup – 3 tsp granulated sugar, 3 tsp boiling water, 5-10 mint leaves
  • Half cup of water or sparkling water
  • [Optional] Extra berries and mint leaves for garnish
The garnish sticks are so pretty!

Notes and tips

  • You can make as much or as little simple syrup as you want. It’s one part sugar and 1 part water. You can store it in the fridge for about 3 months and use for other drinks.
  • Add more or less mint leaves in the simple syrup depending on how minty you like it.
  • Play around with the amount of lemon juice, simple syrup and berries if you like it sweeter, more tart, etc.
  • Add a shot of tequila or vodka to make it a cocktail 🙂

Putting it together

Making the simple syrup

  1. Add the sugar and boiling water in a heat proof cup/bowl/container. Mix until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add in the mint leaves and muddle.
  3. Let mixture sit for at least half an hour (the longer the better).
  4. Once the mint has been infused, strain out the mint leaves and keep the simple syrup for your drink.

Other prep

  1. Squeeze lemon(s) for lemon juice.

Making the lemonade

  1. Muddle the berries. You can muddle it in your cup if it’s not fragile. Otherwise, muddle the berries in a separate container.
  2. Add in the lemon juice.
  3. Add in the simple syrup.
  4. Top off with ice (if prefer) and water or sparkling water depending on preference.
  5. [Optional] Garnish with lemon slices, mint leaves, berries, etc.
Made a cup for the whole fam

Verdict

I don’t know why, but I was surprised at how good this was! It was super refreshing with a delicious balance of sweet and tart. I loved the mint flavor that it added to this drink as well (but I’m bias as I love mint!). Overall, not only did it look pretty, but it was a successful drink and I would make it again for a summer day or would even make a batch of it when I’m hosting people.

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