Lemonade with Mint – Chivalry

“‘Tea or lemonade?’

‘Whatever you’re having,’ Galaad said.

Mrs. Whitaker took a jug of her homemade lemonade from the fridge and sent Galaad outside to pick a sprig of mint. She selected two tall glasses. She washed the mint carefully and put a few leaves in each glass, then poured the lemonade.

Chivalry, by Neil Gaiman

Thoughts:

Delicious! The tart zing of the lemons is countered by the sweetness of the confectioners sugar. The mint, meanwhile, lends the beverage a subtle, even more refreshing quality. 

Served over ice, it’s a wonderful version of a summer classic, and will leave you energized for whatever grand and noble quests you must face.

Recipe for Lemonade with Mint

Makes about 6 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 6 lemons
  • zest from one lemon
  • 6 cups still or sparkling water
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • a handful of mint leaves, crushed

Grate the peel of half the lemon and half the orange.

Juice the fruits. Add the water, sugar, zested peel, and crushed mint. Shake or stir vigorously for about a minute. Pour the mixture through cheesecloth or paper towel to catch the zest and mint. Refrigerate, and serve cold. 

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2 thoughts on “Lemonade with Mint – Chivalry

  1. Interesting, I’ve never thought to include mint with lemonade. But it does go awfully well with lime in mojitos, so I suppose it all works out 🙂

  2. Hmmm…interesting…and quicker than my lemonade-recipe (I pour boiling water over lemon-slices and let it brew for a while like tea, yummie but you need to let it cool down first , which takes ages :D). Next time I’ll give that one a try.

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