Fresh mint and ginger lemonade

Fresh Mint and Ginger Lemonade Recipe

Mmmm-minty with a hint of fresh ginger. Our out-of-the-ordinary but oh-so-refreshing Mint and Ginger Lemonade recipe starts with a fresh mint infusion, but in a pinch you could certainly use mint tea bags instead. This tasty twist on traditional lemonade makes 12 quarts, so it's perfect for serving a thirsty crowd at your next backyard BBQ or summer soirée.

Yield: 12 quarts
Nutrition facts: Per cup: 159 calories, 0 g fat (0 g saturated), 0 g protein, 44 g carbohydrates (0.2 g fiber), 0 mg cholesterol, 2 mg sodium

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8 qt. water
10 cups packed fresh mint leaves
7 cups chopped fresh ginger
7 cups honey
7 cups lemon juice (28 lemons)
Mint sprigs and lemon slices, for garnish


  1. In a large saucepan, bring 3 quarts of water to a boil. Add the mint and ginger and let steep for 40 minutes.
  2. Strain and stir in the honey, lemon juice and remaining 5 quarts water. Chill.
  3. Serve over ice, garnished with fresh lemon slices and mint sprigs.

Tip: Mint tea bags can be steeped in place of the fresh mint.