MINT LEMON SUNSHINE: LOW SUGAR SUMMER DRINK

The ultimate summer quencher, lemonade is refreshing as it is, but can be wonderfully satisfying when it’s healthier and lighter with raw brown sugar, sparkling or still water and fresh mint. The result is almost like a nonalcoholic mojito, and the fun thing about that is, you can add the rum when ever you fancy !

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a small saucepan or pan, combine raw brown sugar and 1/4 cup water. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and let the sugar stand until completely cool.

  2. In a small mortar crushing bowl, place small hand full of mint leaves and gently muddle until soften, this will help release the concentrated essential oils in the mint leaves so they can infuse into the drink.

  3. In a large pitcher fill it half way with ice, add 2 cups water, lemon juice, the simple brown sugar and water syrup (after it’s cooled down), muddled mint, and lemon slices.

  4. Stir all of them together in the pitcher, combining all the ingredients. In a glass, serve the Mint Lemon Sunshine over ice, garnished with mint leaves and lemon slices. This is the part where you can get a little creative.

INGREDIENTS

– 1/4 cup raw brown sugar for simple syrup
 – Ice cubes
–  1 2/3 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice 
– 2 tablespoons julienned mint, plus leaves for garnish 
– 1 lemon, sliced 1/4-inch thick, plus more for garnish

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  • Hmm looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    • Give it a go, you won’t regret it! Thanks for dropping by.

  • This look way too yummy and refreshing ! I’m craving lately something sour so i guess this with be perfect ^_^

    xoxo
    Afrodite ~ BubblyBeauty

    • So yummy for the summer weather to cool down. This will be that sour and sweet combo and you can also add some run to spice things up! Try it out for sure.

  • GoFashiondeals

    That looks amazing!!! 🙂

    • Thanks, give it a try and make it, its delicious !