Frozen Mint Lemonade (Limonana)



  • 1¾ cups water, divided
  • 1¼ cups fresh mint leaves, divided, plus whole sprigs for garnish
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 3½ cups ice
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice


1. In a small saucepan, combine ¾ cup of the water, ¼ cup of the mint leaves, the sugar and lemonzest. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat and cook until the sugar has dissolved, 2 minutes.

2. Let cool completely, then strain into a blender.

3. To the blender, add the remaining ingredients and blend until a smooth slush forms.

4. Divide between glasses, garnish with mint sprigs and serve.


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