I hope you all enjoyed your Easter as much as I did 🙂

Every Spring I make a few batches of Limoncello, if you’ve never had it… it’s crazy good!  (and don’t worry, I will be sharing the family recipe!) But in the process you need the zest of many lemons and what do you do with a bunch of zested lemons?  Make lemonade!  I absolutely love fresh lemonade and I love it even more with the addition of fresh mint.  Gives it a fun and yummy twist.  Also, making this lemonade in the blender is by far the easiest and fastest way to get the sugar to dissolve.  Enjoy!!

Fresh Lemonade with Mint

Makes 2 quarts (without ice)

What you’ll need:

2 cups lemon juice

8 cups water

1-1 1/2 cups sugar

5 stems of mint


What you’ll do:

Combine the lemon juice, water and sugar in a blender and blend until the sugar is dissolved.  In a large pitcher place the mint, then a few handfuls of ice.  Pour the lemonade in over the ice and mint.  Give it a gentle stir, but keep the mint below the ice so it’s easier to pour.  To make it pretty, I then sliced 1 lemon and slide the slices down the sides of the pitcher.

You can also add a shot of your favorite vodka to each glass if you want a little kick 😉

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