Prep Time
20 Mins
Chill Time
2 Hours
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.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 2

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

Step 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.

Cooking Light The Lazy Gourmet

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