Lemonade Syrup

Keep a pitcher of this syrup in the fridge to be ready to mix fresh drinks at the drop of a hat.

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Servings: 10
Serving size: 12  ounce
Prep Time: 20 mins
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    fresh mint leaves
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    2   cups 
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    1   tablespoon 
    lemon juice (juice of 6 lemons)
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    4   teaspoons 
    finely shredded orange peel
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    2/3  cup 
    orange juice (juice of 2 oranges)
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    Ice cubes
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Place mint leaves in a large pitcher; set aside. In a small saucepan, heat and stir the 2-1/2 cups water and the sugar over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; pour over mint leaves. Stir in lemon juice, orange peel, and orange juice. Cool for 1 hour. Pour into a large jar. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours or up to 3 days, removing the mint leaves after 8 hours.
For each serving, fill a 12-ounce glass with ice cubes. Combine 3/4 cup water and 1/2 cup of the lemon juice mixture; pour over ice in glass. Makes 10 (12-ounce) servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 164, carb. (g) 43, sodium (mg) 8, Other Carb () 3, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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