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Minty Orangeade

Minty Orangeade


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup snipped fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • ice
  • Mint sprigs, optional

Cooking Instructions:


Step 1:In a small saucepan combine water and sugar. Bring to boiling, stirring till sugar dissolves.
Step 2:Remove from heat and pour over mint leaves.
Step 3:Stir in peels, orange juice and lemon juice. Cover and let stand at room temperature at least 1 hour.
Step 4:Strain juice mixture, then cover and chill.
Step 5:Serve over ice. Garnish with mint sprig, if desired. Makes four 4 oz. servings. (Recipe can easily be doubled or tripled for a crowd.)

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