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February 23, 2014

Sparkling Mint Lemonade

Sparkling Mint Lemonade ~ BEST lemonade !  #Lemonade #Drinks #MintLemonade

I love lemonade, especially homemade lemonade and this Sparkling Mint Lemonade recipe is the best I have ever made at home.

Usually, lemonade might give some people heartburn, but since this recipe contains ginger as well, it is just the drink for heartburn sensitive drinkers.

It is a syrup, which you only use a small amount of and top it off with Soda Water or even better, Sparkling Water. I'm not sure exactly what causes the difference, I only know it tastes different - both delicious - therefore your preference !


I have made several batches already and even though our weather is starting to cool down a little, I know I would be making this throughout Winter as I tend to drink cold drinks, including iced coffee, all the time. I would have a hot drink now and then, but that is the exception.


SPARKLING MINT LEMONADE

about 5 cups {SYRUP}

INGREDIENTS:


4 cups Fresh Mint Leaves, chopped roughly
4 cups Lemon Juice
4 cups Sugar
1 cup Fresh Ginger, peeled and chopped roughly


Soda Water or Sparkling Water, to top up




DIRECTIONS:

1.) Place the Mint, Juice, Sugar and Ginger in a large saucepan - bring to the boil, making sure all the Sugar has dissolved, and lower heat - simmer for 10 minutes.
2.) Remove from the heat and let cool completely.
3.) Pour through a strainer into a suitable bottle.
4.) Use +/- 2 TB of the Syrup and top up with 3/4 cup of Soda Water/Sparkling Water and ice. {the quantities of Water and Syrup are really up to your personal preference - I like it not too strong, whereas, Roy prefers his stronger}

Sparkling Mint Lemonade ~ BEST lemonade !  #Lemonade #Drinks #MintLemonade

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28 comments:

  1. We call it cordial here and there is nothing better than home made I have never had the mint before but I love mint I think it would be a great addition.

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  2. G'day from Oz Linda! It's great to see you again and to visit after my long blogging break! I hope you have been well and have had a fabulous 2014 so far.

    Thanks so much for popping by and linking up with me-I really appreciate your support!

    Take care and hope you have a wonderful week.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  3. I'm not a fan of fizzy..but I love the idea of adding ginger to my lemonade!

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  4. Yum!! I love sparkling drinks! I can't wait to try this one. Thanks for the link up on the Frugal, Crafty, Home Blog Hop!
    xoxo,
    Jordan
    www.lilywhite-designs.com

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  5. Visiting from the Tasty Tuesday Link Up - love this - can't wait to make it! I pinned it to my board Spring is Here! - Bonnie @ Mom's Lifesavers

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  6. This sounds awesome and I love the idea of using sparkling water. I wonder how it would work to flavor a fruity tea for the cooler months? Stopping by from Tasty Tuesdays to say hello. Have a great week :)

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  7. Love this! I am pinning! Thanks so much for linking up at The Wednesday Roundup!

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  8. Sounds delicious, will have to give this a try!

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  9. Yum. I haven't made lemonade for a long time. Pinning this. Visiting from the Wow Us Wed. Linkup

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  10. This sounds delicious with the mint and ginger. I'm definitely going to try it once the weather here warms up a bit:)

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  11. Your Sparkling Mint Lemonade says welcome to spring, very light and refreshing. Thank you so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  12. Yes please! This sounds so tasty. Thanks so much for sharing at our Weekend Potluck party. Perfect for St. Pat's Day comin up!

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  13. This looks so refreshing! I can't wait until the spring and summer when I can really enjoy drinks like this!

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  14. That sounds great! Thanks for linking up!!

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  15. Pinned this! I can't wait to make it this summer... sounds SO refreshing! And, I might add, would be so tasty with a little vodka! I'm glad that I found you at the g'day linky party!

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  16. I can't wait until it gets warm to try this out. I love sparkling lemonade! Thank you for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next time.

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  17. I like the ginger in this...a nice twist on lemonade. Could have used one yesterday. It was 78 F here on March 1st!

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  18. This sounds so refreshing! Pinning this now. It will be a great spring & summer drink.

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  19. Thanks for sharing at the Happiness Is Homemade Link Party! Pinning to the party board and can't wait to see what happiness posts you share next week! Have a terrific week!
    Cathy
    APeekIntoMyParadise.com

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  20. It's hard to think lemonade when it's so cold!

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  21. Yum, yum! So refreshing! Thanks Linda!

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  22. Yum! This reminds me of a virgin mojito! Looks delicious, can't wait to try it!

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  23. Looks light, refreshing and cool~ Can't wait to try this when the warm weather arrives and my hubby and I can sit on our dock overlooking the lake:) My hubby would love this with a splash of gin. Thanks for sharing your cool drink with us on Four Seasons Blog Hop~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  24. Yum! Sounds wonderful! I am going to try and make it with NuNaturals tomorrow for a change from iced tea or coffee. Thank you so much.

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  25. This looks so refreshing. Thanks for linking it up to Think Tank Thursday. I'm featuring it today. http://saving4six.com/2014/03/welcome-to-think-tank-thursday-71.html

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  26. Pinned! This looks so delicious and refreshing, especially for the hot days here in Miami!
    Stopping by from the SITS girls linky!

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  27. Linda, this sounds so absolutely delicious! Thank you so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend and pinned! Hope you have a happy Friday!

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