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Mrs. Brown's Mint Lemonade

An old garden club recipe of homemade lemonade with a hint of refreshing mint.
5 from 1 vote
Course Drinks
Cuisine American


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • juice of 2 oranges
  • juice of 6 lemons
  • grated peel of 1 orange
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves


  • Cook sugar and water for 5 minutes, and then cool.
    Juice the 2 oranges and 6 lemons.
    Grate the peel of one orange.
    Add fruit peel and juices to the sugar water, and then pour over the mint leaves. Cover and let stand for 1 hour.
    Strain the liquid into a jar or container, and then refrigerate until ready to use.
    Mix half syrup mixture and half water. Taste. If too sweet, add a little more water, and serve over ice.
    * To stretch this recipe, I have made a batch of Lemonade Kool-Aid as directed on the package. I then add a small amount of syrup for flavoring, and that minty zing.