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Lemonade-Mint Spritzers

May 2010
Lemonade-Mint Spritzers

by 8 people

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Makes: 6 servings

Ingredients
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups fresh mint leaves, plus 6 sprigs for serving
  • 4 1/2 cups chilled club soda
  • 1 cup mint syrup
  • 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice (about 3 lemons)
  • Ice, for serving
Directions
  1. In a large saucepan, bring 1 cup each water, sugar and fresh mint leaves to a boil; lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Let cool, then strain, pressing to extract any liquid; refrigerate. In a pitcher, using a wooden spoon, muddle 3/4 cup mint leaves and 2 tablespoons sugar. Stir in 4 1/2 cups chilled club soda, 1 cup mint syrup and 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice (about 3 lemons). Strain into ice-filled glasses and top with a mint sprig.