This recipe is used in our refreshing Lemon-Mint Sparklers for a party drink guests young and old can enjoy.

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Credit: Southern Living

Recipe Summary test

hands-on:
30 mins
total:
1 hr
Yield:
Makes about 4 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Using a vegetable peeler, remove thin layer of peel from lemons, leaving white pith intact. Reserve peeled lemons for another use.

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  • Bring sugar, salt, and 4 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, whisking occasionally. Remove syrup from heat, and stir in lemon peels and mint. Cover and let stand 30 minutes. Pour mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a container; discard solids. Refrigerate up to 2 weeks.

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