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Lemon and Mint Refresher

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Phew! It’s hot!

Time for another refreshing cold drink.

Lemon and Mint Refresher

Lemon and Mint Refresher1

Half-fill a tumbler with ice. Add 3 mint leaves and 3 lemon verbena or lemon balm leaves. Add 1 tsp brown sugar and the juice of half a lemon. Mash together a little to release the flavour of the leaves, and then top up with sparkling mineral water.

Add a sprig of mint and a slice of lemon to garnish and stir till the sugar has dissolved.

Lemon and Mint Refresher

Aaah. That’s nice and cold!

How do you keep cool in a heatwave?

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5 responses

  1. Good stuff…..As for me, I Always squeeze 2 lemons, add 5 or 6 teaspoons of brown sugar ( Never touched white refined sugar in the last 40 or so years ) 😉 top it up with at least 1 litre of filtered water, and there goes the thirst in hot days for me. 😀
    Now on that picture …..I like square glass, but not sure if I trust glass spoon ? 😀

    July 19, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    • it’s a bar stir 🙂

      July 19, 2013 at 7:06 pm

      • Bahamas style ?? 😀
        Don’t mind Bahamas ….Let you know when I go there for hollyday if I win lotto 😀

        July 19, 2013 at 7:11 pm

      • kk 🙂

        July 19, 2013 at 7:27 pm

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