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Kiwifruit Mint Lemonade

Kiwifruit Mint LemonadeA refreshing, sweet-tart and minty kiwifruit lemonade.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup water
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed fresh mint leaves
3 California kiwifruit
2 to 3 lemons
Sparkling water

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, heat water with sugar over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until sugar is dissolved. Simmer, uncovered, for five minutes. Remove from heat and stir in mint leaves. Let stand 20 minutes
  2. Meanwhile, peel kiwifruit and cut into chunks. Purée in a food processor. Place purée in a pitcher. Strain cooled syrup into pitcher, pressing on mint, then discard leaves. Refrigerate until cold.
  3. Squeeze juice from 2 lemons. Stir into kiwifruit mixture. Taste, squeeze in juice from remaining lemon for a more tart lemonade.
  4. Pour into glasses. Top with sparkling water. Serve garnished with a slice of kiwifruit.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of California Kiwifruit Commission; through ARAcontent.