Quick, easy, refreshing. Makes 2 quarts.
- 1/2 cup peppermint leaves
- 1 cup boiling water
- 5 cups cold water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
Chop or muddle the peppermint leaves and pour the boiling water over them; let sit for 10 minutes. You may choose to strain the leaves out or let them stay – the mint flavor will be more pronounced if you leave them in, but some people don’t like stuff floating in their drink.
Dissolve the sugar in the lemon juice. Add the cooled mint water and then the cold water. Stir to combine.
Pour over ice and enjoy!