Last month we spent some time on the attic of Philos in Athens, shooting the new still lifes of our herbs. Marilena who runs this beautiful shop & cafe, prepared for us the most delicious two-Mint Lemonade. She used our Sweet Peppermint and Pennyroyal to give a herbal kick to this staple recipe of Philos and we liked it so much that we asked to share it on the blog.
Ingredients for 4 glasses:
8 fresh lemons
4 large spoons white sugar
4 espresso shots (or 1 cup) boiling water
1 spoon dried peppermint
1 spoon pennyroyal mint
fresh spearmint for the garnish
Steep the dried mints in the boiling water for 5 minutes
Dissolve the sugar in the warm herbal infusion
Peel and squeeze the lemons, keep the peels aside for the garnish
Mix the lemon juice with the herbal infusion.
Garnish a cup with spearmint leaves and the lemon zest.
Add ice, pour the lemonade and serve
Extra Tip: To calculate how to make more (or less) servings, keep in mind that the perfect analogy is 2 lemons, 1 spoon sugar and 1 shot of the Two-Mint infusion per person.