Kiwifruit Mint Lemonade
A refreshing, sweet-tart and minty kiwifruit lemonade.
1 cup water
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed fresh mint leaves
3 California kiwifruit
2 to 3 lemons
- 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
- 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.
- Squeeze juice from 2 lemons. Stir into kiwifruit mixture. Taste, squeeze in juice from remaining lemon for a more tart lemonade.
- 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.