mint lemonade

My 90 year old mother gave me this recipe over the phone the other day. What a beautiful elixir it is at this time of the year, with warmer days, mint in its prime, and our bodies in need of good hydration all-ways. Play with the amounts of ingredients to find the flavor that you and your family enjoy. Once made, enjoy as is or pour over ice cubes.

Blend together for about 1 minute:

  • 1 cup loosely packed mint (I use the top three or four sets of leaves)
  • 1 lemon or 2 limes (remove rind and cut in 4)
  • 2 Tbs raw honey (more or less to taste)
  • 1 inch fresh ginger (unpeeled – more or less to taste)
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups ice cubes (about 1 tray)

Strain through a fine strainer and serve.

Keeps well in the fridge for several days.