Lemon & Lime Mint Lemonade

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The girls have been making a lot of pretend lemonade lately. One sunny afternoon I sent them outside and said it’s time to get some fresh air. When I went out to check on them they yelled up from the bottom deck ” Mom we are making fresh air for allllll the people and its called Lemonade”….. Apparently they┬áreally hold lemonade up there with the all essential, life giving air we breathe, or I just have them royally confused in life. We have had a pretty nasty cold running through our house this week, but Paisley definitely had the worst part of it. A couple afternoons ago I had her down for a nap and Elizabeth requested that we make some lemonade. We started with just regular old lemons, but I didn’t have enough so we had to improvise and came up with a pretty tasty treat.

Lemon & Lime Mint Lemonade Recipe

3-4 lemons or 1 cup of lemon juice

2 limes or 1/2 cup of lime juice

1 cup of sugar

8 cups of water

a few mint sprigs

Juice all your lemons and limes and add them to a juice jug, then add your sugar and water and give it a good stir. We cut up some lime wedges and tossed those in there along with about 4 sprigs of mint and ice, so refreshing!

Lemonade is a great recipe to do with kids. Its super easy and they LOVE squeezing the lemons and limes. We made a rather huge mess for making a simple jug of juice but it was a fun afternoon spent together and thats what counts!