Yields 2 quarts / 2 L
3 cups / 750 ml water
5-6 sprigs fresh mint (each about 6 inches / 15 cm, well rinsed)
Bring water to boil in a saucepan. Add mint, cover, remove from heat and steep 15 minutes or longer. Remove mint.
1/3 cup / 75 ml sugar or to taste
Add and stir until dissolved. The resulting concentrate may be cooled and frozen for later use.
2 cups / 500 ml orange juice
1/2 cup / 125 ml lemon juice
water and ice
Combine juices in a half-gallon / 2-L serving pitcher. Add mint concentrate plus water and ice to fill the pitcher. Chill completely and serve garnished with mint sprigs and thin slices of oranges or lemons (optional).
Cathleen Hockman-Wert, Corvallis, Oregon
Richard Sarker, Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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