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Mint Lemonade

Welcome guests to your reception with refreshing drinks that are tagged with their table numbers. The chilled mint lemonade shown here is delicious for spring and summer occasions. In the cooler months, serve apple cider or hot cocoa in mugs.

  • servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 1/2 cups water
  • 3 1/3 cups fresh lemon juice (about 8 lemons)
  • 1/4 cup julienned mint, plus leaves for garnish

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Combine sugar and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat. Let stand until completely cool.

  2. Step 2

    In a 2 1/2-quart pitcher, stir remaining 4 cups water, the syrup, lemon juice, and mint. Refrigerate. To serve, pour into bottles and garnish with mint leaves.

Source
Martha Stewart Weddings, Spring 2011

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Reviews (4)

  • 21 Nov, 2013

    Is there a template for the green paper mint leaves? Thanks.

  • 5 Aug, 2013

    This Mint Lemonade is perfectly good for a summer wedding occasion which has a color motif green and yellow that would totally complement wedding. Not only that, it's now hit in many stores like having a tagged but not the name of the table instead it's the name of the customers. Perfect. -buy facebook fan
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  • 24 Aug, 2011

    The 10.5-inch straws are now available from The Sugar Diva. They have them in white, and are taking pre-orders for the gray stripe. Sorry for the mix up!

    If you want another color of straw, The Sugar Diva has the shorter version, and Specialty Bottle has several shorter bottles that will work with the standard straw length.

  • 16 May, 2011

    When trying to make this escort card idea happen for a client. After the products (listed in the magazine) were ordered and has arrived, the bottle are too big and the straws barely reach the rim of the glass. We got the 12 oz. sauce bottles from specialty bottle dot com and striped paper straws which measure a standard 7 7/8" . If you plan on doing this for your wedding, I would suggest doing an 8 oz french square bottle that can be found at the same website.