July 27, 2011

Guilt Free Hand Squeezed Lemonade

      6 lemons or enough to make 1 c lemon juice
      3/4 c chopped mint leaves
      5 c water
      1 c splenda

  • Combine 1 cup water, 3/4 cup mint leaves, and 1 cup splenda in a saucepan and bring to boil.
  • Once mixture has reached boiling, turn off flame and allow to cool.  Once cooled, strain mint leaves from mixture.
  • Pour liquid into pitcher.
  • Squeeze juice from lemons and pour into pitcher.  Add remaining 4 cups of water and stir.
  • Garnish with sprigs of mint leaves, refrigerate and serve chilled.

Hubby Rating: 10!  This is a fabulous drink to enjoy in the summer, and can easily be converted into a signature drink for your BBQ or dinner part by adding vodka to the lemonade!  Enjoy your libation!

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