One Week of Summer Treats to Beat the Heat: Mint Lemonade

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Hello dear readers! Can you believe it’s already almost July?! Summer definitely seems to be in full swing, bringing on the heat and the long days. My landlord finally fixed our air conditioner, so now my tiny rented kitchen is much more bearable when using the oven. (Thank goodness!) Regardless of the beautiful AC that I am soo grateful for, it’s pretty hard to ignore the severe heat indexes sweeping the country. Thus, in honor of this hot hot summer I am going to post a recipe for a summer treat to beat the heat everyday this week- starting today! Get excited, check back frequently, and make sure you don’t melt in between today and tomorrow. I have another recipe comin’ your way!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • Juice from 8- 10 lemons
  • 6- 7 cups water
  • 10+ mint leaves
  • 20 blueberries (give or take)

Directions:

  1. Bring 2 cups of water and 2 cups of sugar to boil in a small saucepan. Stir until sugar is dissolved then remove from heat and cool. (This is known as Simple Syrup)
  2. While cooling, juice the lemons.
  3. Pour the lemon juice, simple sugar, and 4- 5 cups of cold water into a pitcher. Stir. Add blueberries and mint leaves as desired. Cool and serve over ice.

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Notes:

  • Source: A Rented Kitchen

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