It’s that time of the year again, and my favorite month of all…I’m one of the many July babies who never spent her birthday in school? and as a result escaped “bumping” from friends who wanted to pay me back for what I did to them on their birthdays.lol. (Anyone who went to boarding school in Nigeria particularly Queens College would understand what I mean)
So back to our recipe, this lemonade idea was borne out of the need to hydrate but I wanted something healthy but with a bit of spunk…I looked in my fridge and there was an abundance of lemons and a batch of mint leaves and voila!
I decided to use honey just because I’m trying to cut down on my sugar consumption and I had a large jar in my pantry.It tastes really good and it has been one of my staple summer drinks so far.
For our Nigerian based readers, you can find mint leaves in Nigeria, as there are commonly grown by Hausa farmers, the vendors call the leaves Na’a na’a.
HONEY MINT LEMONADE RECIPE
- 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (5-6) medium lemons
- 16 fresh mint leaves
- 4 tablespoons honey
- 4 cups of water
- In a medium pot; bring 4 cups of water to a boil.
- Meanwhile rinse the mint leaves and juice the lemons
- Once water begins to boil, turn off the heat and add mint leaves and honey. Stir well.
- Let mixture steep for 5-10 minutes.
- Combine mint water with lemon juice in a jug or jars
- Cool drink in fridge first or Add ice straightaway and mint leaves and enjoy!
Feel free to add extra honey or lemon juice.