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Minted Orange-Lemon Fizz

Prep time 20 mins
Chill time 2 hrs
Yield 5 (1-cup) servings. (Recipe pictured on page 26.)
This minted orange-lemon fizz offers a refreshing break from hot summer days. Serve over ice and garnish with fresh mint sprigs for a gourmet beverage.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup tightly packed mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange rind
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened orange juice
  • 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups lemon-flavored sparkling water, chilled
  • Fresh mint sprigs (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 128
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.4 g
  • carbohydrate 33.6 g
  • fiber 0.1 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 21 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine 1 1/4 cups water and sugar in a small saucepan; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, and let cool completely.

  2. Combine sugar mixture, 1/2 cup mint leaves, and next 3 ingredients. Cover and chill.

  3. Pour mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a pitcher, discarding mint and orange rind. Just before serving, stir in sparkling water. Serve over ice. Garnish with fresh mint sprigs, if desired.

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