I don’t know if you remember but back in January I tried to make a Lemonade for the blog but I was going through a creative down. On my Parmesan Gruyere Zucchini Crisps post I wrote: “…after the 3rd gross lemonade I just gave up and accepted my defeat…..for now…..I will get you right one day though lemonade! I WILL celebrate success on you one day. You cannot get away from me!” Well, I am very, very, very proud to announce that I finally got it right! This Pink Mint Lemonade is THE most awesome lemonade you will ever try! Seriously! It is super refreshing, it is healthy, it is yummy and it is darn beautiful, don’t you think? The perfect lemonade to serve a dear friend or impress your future significant other or something like that. My son just looked at it with eyes and mouth wide open and said: “Juice?!? NO WAY!” It really made me laugh, he was so so happy about the fancy “juice”.
What makes the lemonade pink are raspberries frozen into ice cubes together with a leave of mint to make it look extra gorgeous. Freezing stuff into ice cubes always makes them look super pretty. Pimp your ice cubes by using lemon or lime pieces or mint leaves or fruit or edible flowers, depending on what you want to use them for. It looks absolutely amazing. Take into consideration that you will have to plan a little ahead to be able to have beautiful ice cubes like these. If you want your lemonade instantly you can, you will just have to pass on the pink color. Make the Mint Lemonade and use regular ice cubes to make it cold instantly and enjoy the quick version. I do suggest you are patient though and wait for your pretty ice cubes to be ready. Pretty food and drinks just taste so much better.
This lemonade has a delicious minty flavor, not because of the mint leave in the ice cubes but because it is made with freshly brewed and then chilled mint tea made with fresh mint. Sooooo yummy! Lemon water is refreshing on its own already, but the mint flavor gives it that extra fresh freshness needed on a hot day. I can now officially say, the weather in Montreal is fantastic! And I know it’ll stay like this for at least 5 months until the madness begins again. Until then though, no negative weather talk. Promise! Only gratefulness for the sun and the heat and the birds and the green trees and Pink Mint Lemonade! “Juice”, I adore you for your freshness :)
Pink Mint Lemonade
- 1 bunch mint
- 1 large juicy lemon (+1 for decoration if desired)
- 14 raspberries
Put 1 mint leave and one raspberry into each hole of your ice cube mold, fill with water and put in the freezer for at least 2 hours.
Boil 600 ml water and pour over 5 stalks with leaves on of mint and let sit for 2-3 minutes.
Remove mint and add juice of lemon.
Sweeten with honey to taste (I used 3 teaspoons).
Store in fridge for at least 2 hours.
Put ice cubes in glass and pour mint lemonade over it, the water will instantly turn pink due to the raspberries.
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