Limonata (Lemonade)


  • 6 medium size Lemon
  • 1 1/2 cups + 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • 6 cups Water
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon rind
  • 10-15 sprigs Mint leaves (fresh)


Dissolve sugar in water completely stirring occasionally. Reserve 1 tablespoon rub lemon rind and 6-8 mint leaves with reserved sugar until all flavor is extracted (or pound lemon rind, mint leaves and sugar in a porcelain mortar). Stir in sugar solution; strain. Squeeze lemons to get juice. Chill and serve in long glasses garnished with mint leaves.

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