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Lemon Quencher

Tart and refreshing, this minty-lemon drink is sweetened with just a touch of honey. It makes a lovely summer cooler any time of day. —Clara Coulston, Washington Court House, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 5 cups water, divided
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • Ice cubes
  • Mint sprigs and lemon zest strips, optional


  • In a blender, combine 1 cup water and mint leaves; cover and process for 1 minute. Strain mixture into a pitcher, discarding mint. Add the lemon juice, honey, lemon zest and remaining water; stir until blended. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Serve in chilled glasses over ice. Garnish with mint sprigs and lemon zest if desired.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 96 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch.

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  • ms11145
    May 16, 2017

    I had 1 lime left over from another recipe, so I squeezed it along with the lemons. Great refreshing drink. I used 11 mint leaves and I could barely taste it. Next time I'm, going to increase it to 15.

  • missoctober
    Sep 27, 2008

    looks good. i'll add it to my recipe box

  • time2cook
    Sep 24, 2008

    I loved the taste, but mine looked much darker than the picture. I think this would be great mixed with tea also.

  • cakeFACE
    Sep 24, 2008

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