Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 cup granulated sugar

  2. 2 cups water Peel from

  3. 2 lemons, cut in strips

  4. 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (from about 8 big lemons, including pulp but not seeds)

  5. 4 to 5 bushy mint branches

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. First, make a simple syrup by combining the sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring until the mixture boils. Lower the heat and allow the syrup to simmer for another minute. Remove from heat and let cool. Twist each strip of peel over your pitcher to release its natural oil, and drop peels in. Stir in lemon juice and syrup. No more than a couple of hours before serving, add 3 mint branches. To serve, pour 1/4 to 1/3 cup of base into a glass and fill with water or seltzer. Garnish each glass with a sprig of mint. Makes base for 12 servings.


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