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Mint Lemonade

Cuisine: Indian

Serves: 2


  • 6 tablespoons (115 g) sugar
  • ½ cup (120 ml) plus 6 tablespoons (90 ml) water, divided
  • ½ cup (120 ml) fresh lemon juice
  • 4 stems worth of mint leaves (about 40 leaves, which is about 2 g) with the stems discarded, plus a few extra sprigs for garnish if desired
  • 18-20 ice cubes
  • 1-2 drops orange blossom water (optional)



  1. Add the sugar and 6 tablespoons of water to a small saucepan; heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar is dissolved. Cool to room temperature.
  2. Add the cooled sugar syrup, remaining ½ cup water, lemon juice, mint leaves, ice cubes, and orange blossom water (if using) to a blender. Pulse a few times to break up the ice and then process until slushy.
  3. Pour into 2 tall glasses, garnish with mint leaves if desired, and serve immediately. 


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