Recipe courtesy of Laura Calder

Better Than Citron Presse

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 10 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 1 hr
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 glass
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Ingredients

2 cups sugar

Peel from 2 lemons, julienned, reserve lemon juice for drink

Fresh mint sprigs

Ice

Cold water

Directions

  1. Put the sugar and lemon peel in a saucepan with 2 cups water. Bring to a boil just 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, and cool. Store the syrup in a glass jar in the refrigerator.
  2. Put 1 tablespoon of lemon syrup in a glass with a few ice cubes and a sprig of fresh mint. Squeeze in the juice of half a lemon. Stir in cold water, to taste. Sweeten with more syrup, if you like.