frothy mint lemonade

June 5th, 2009

My aunt and uncle came to visit me a few weeks ago and treated me to a lovely lunch at The Cupping Room right around the corner from my office. As soon as I sat down I looked to see what my aunt was drinking and it was big glass of frothy mint lemonade, which sounded just perfect, so I ordered my own. When it arrived I took sip and was blown away by its awesomeness. I’d had mint lemonade before and it’s always good, but this was something different. The mint was there in flavor but almost pulverized in the actual beverage. The thing that really made it different though was that it had a frothy head on it, much like a beer has head. Well I couldn’t just let that go and not try to recreate it.

I made sure to peek at the menu one more time before I left and I noticed that the lemonade was made with mint, lemonade and honey. I picked up some fresh mint leaves at the market and bought a jug of lemonade at the store. Sure I could have made fresh lemonade, and so could you, but sometimes that just gets to be too much. When I got home I gathered about 1/2 cup of mint leaves and tossed them in the blender with some honey and about a cup of lemonade. I pressed go on my blender and kept zinging it until the mint was almost fully disintegrated into the lemonade.

Once it was done, I poured the lovely mixture into two glasses, stuck a straw in them (which is key), sat back and relaxed, because this is the kind of drink that makes you say “Life is good”.

Cheers to that and cheers to a nice weekend! I’m looking forward to lovely weather, the market and the renegade craft fair. Can’t wait!

frothy mint lemonade
makes 2 drinks

1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
1 Tablespoon honey
2 cups fresh lemonade

Add all the ingredients to a blender and buzz from about 10-20 seconds or until all the mint is well pulverized.
Pour the drink into 2 glasses and stick a straw in there, it helps to prevent drinking a mouthful of bigger mint leaves.

Comments: 9 Total

  1. Lucy C

    June 5, 2009 at 8:36 am

    Perfection on a hot summers day. Thanks for sharing – the photos are lovely as well.

  2. Whitney

    June 5, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    I really need to grow some mint on my balcony. I avoided it in my pots because I know it can take over but I think I need to get a little pot os its own…specifically for this drink.

  3. Cheryl Newcomb

    June 5, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Perfect recipee to use my homegrown peppermint (likes moist part-shady spot) and lemons off of my lemon tree! And served with a glass ice-tea straw!

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  5. Cyn

    June 6, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    I can’t wait to try this! Tomorrow I’ll be in minty-lemony-honey heaven. Thanks.

  6. Eric

    June 6, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Where’s the vodka in the recipe! As to the mint, I’ll take some pics as soon as my site is up again. That stuff will take over an entire yard if you aren’t careful, or, eat away the grout and bricks on an old porch.

  7. carolyn

    June 14, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    i love this! i made it, and as soon as the mint hit the lemon, i promptly thought, “mojito!” and threw in some lemon rum as well.

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