What's To Drink: Meyer Lemonade

Well, I didn't get around to baking cookies this weekend, but I did make a refreshing pitcher full of Meyer lemonade. The lemon flavor is not overwhelming, and the small amount of sugar cuts the tartness just enough -- personally, I'm not a fan cloyingly sweet lemonade. Add a few springs of fresh mint, and you've got a delicious drink for a spring afternoon.

Meyer Lemonade (printer-friendly version)
makes six servings

1/2 cup fresh Meyer lemon juice
4 cups filtered water
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 Meyer lemon, sliced [optional]
1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves [optional]

1. Combine the lemon juice and water in a pitcher.
2. Add the granulated sugar and stir vigorously until the sugar is dissolved.
3. Add the sliced lemon to the pitcher.
4. Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.
5. To serve, add a few mint leaves to a glass, Top with the fresh lemonade and a slice of lemon.