“‘Tea or lemonade?’
‘Whatever you’re having,’ Galaad said.
Mrs. Whitaker took a jug of her homemade lemonade from the fridge and sent Galaad outside to pick a sprig of mint. She selected two tall glasses. She washed the mint carefully and put a few leaves in each glass, then poured the lemonade.
–Chivalry, by Neil Gaiman
Delicious! The tart zing of the lemons is countered by the sweetness of the confectioners sugar. The mint, meanwhile, lends the beverage a subtle, even more refreshing quality. Served over ice, it’s a wonderful version of a summer classic, and will leave you energized for whatever grand and noble quests you must face.
Recipe for Lemonade with Mint
Makes about 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
- 6 lemons
- zest from one lemon
- 6 cups still or sparkling water
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- a handful of mint leaves, crushed
Grate the peel of half the lemon and half the orange.
Juice the fruits. Add the water, sugar, zested peel, and crushed mint. Shake or stir vigorously for about a minute. Pour the mixture through cheesecloth or paper towel to catch the zest and mint. Refrigerate, and serve cold.