Lemonade with Mint and Honey

A tall glass of iced lemonade with mint and wildflower honey complements an alfresco luncheon any time of year.

Lemonade with Mint and Honey
Makes about 1½ quarts
  • 6 cups water, divided
  • ½ cup wildflower honey
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • Garnish: lemon slices, fresh mint sprigs
  1. In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup water and honey to a simmer over medium heat, whisking until honey is dissolved. Remove from heat; add mint leaves. Using the back of a spoon, muddle mint.
  2. Transfer honey mixture to a pitcher; stir in lemon juice and remaining 5 cups water. Refrigerate until cooled, about 30 minutes. Discard mint leaves. Add ice to serve. Garnish with lemon and mint, if desired.
KITCHEN TIP: Add gin, vodka, or silver rum for a wonderful summer sipper.

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May June 2022 cover of Southern Lady