These bright, fruity drinks are perfect for the Fourth of July or weekend brunch.

This recipe originally appeared in our Summer 2020 issue. Get the magazine here


Credit: Photography by Lucy Hewett

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15 mins
6 to 8


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  • In a medium saucepan, bring the sugar, 1 cup water, and 1 1/2 cups mint to a gentle simmer over medium-low. Whisk until the sugar dissolves completely, about 2 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the mixture steep for about 30 minutes. Strain the mint syrup through a fine-mesh sieve set over a medium bowl. 

  • Meanwhile, in a blender, blend the strawberries until smooth, adding some lemon juice to the mixture, if needed, to help get the blending started. (If desired, strain the strawberry puree through a fine-mesh sieve set over a bowl to remove the seeds.) 

  • Fill a large pitcher halfway with ice. Add the strawberry puree, lemon juice, mint syrup, and 2 cups of water (or more to taste). Stir to combine. Pour into glasses filled with ice. Garnish the drinks with the lemon slices and mint leaves.