Mint Lemonade with Rum: A Refreshing Summer Cocktail

Mint Lemonade Rum

Summer drinks here I come! Lemons are good for the body, right? So is a little sugar, right? This drink can me made virgin or with a little rum. Either way, it’s delicious.

The proportion of soda to lemon to simple syrup makes this recipe a little tart, and not too sweet. I prefer my drinks this way, but feel free to modify the sugar level to your taste. There’s not much more to say about this drink except bottoms up! Or actually, slow down a little and enjoy this one.

Mint-Lemonade with San Pellegrino

You’re probably thinking, “Oh this is just lemonade with a little soda water, what’s the big deal?” I’ll tell you what the big deal is: the muddled mint takes this “lemonade” to the next level. It’s so refreshing, especially when I’m out grilling. Wash your burger down with this concoction. In fact, here’s a good picnic idea:

  1. Burgers on the grill
  2. Sweet Potato Salad
  3. Adult Mint-Lemonade

I just decided this is what next weekend will look like. I recommend you do the same – enjoy!

Mint Lemonade with Rum
Yields 2
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
119 calories
20 g
0 g
0 g
1 g
0 g
895 g
49 g
6 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
895g
Yields
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 119
Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 49mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 20g
7%
Dietary Fiber 2g
9%
Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
74%
Calcium
5%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 6-7 ice cubes
  2. 3-4 mint leaves
  3. Juice of 2 lemon
  4. 2 tablespoons simple syrup
  5. 1 shot of white rum, such as Bacardi (2 if you’re feeling naughty)
  6. 12 oz. San Pellegrino
Instructions
  1. In a tall glass, stir together lemon juice, simple syrup and rum.
  2. Add mint leaves whole and use a muddler to muddle for about 1 minute.
  3. Add ice.
  4. Then add ½ of the San Pellegrino in each glass.
  5. Give it a slight stir and serve with a lemon wedge.
Notes
  1. Feel free to substitute the rum for another white liquor, such as vodka. Or, skip it altogether for a virgin drink!
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  1. I’m convinced that mint will make regular lemonade to next level and I’ll give it a try! Looks so refreshing, perfect for hot summer we are having in Japan…

    • Nadia says:

      Hope you enjoy it! It’s so hot and humid here in the U.S. – time to get in a bathing suit and head out to the pool with one of these :)

  2. These look so refreshing! I ready have some mint simple syrup in the fridge…I think I’ll be enjoying one of these come Friday night… :)

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