Preparation 🕰: 10 mins Servings: 4
1/2 cup sugar (or more to taste) 1 3/4 cups water (divided) 1 cup fresh lemon juice 3 1/2 cups ice 1 cup fresh mint leaves 6 mint sprigs for garnish
In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup of water and sugar. Heat over medium, whisking constantly, till the sugar dissolves. Let the water cool to room temp.
In a blender, combine the sugar water, fresh lemon juice, ice, fresh mint leaves and 3/4 cup of water.
Pulse for a few seconds, then blend for 1 minute till the ice is thoroughly crushed and the drink takes on the texture of a thick slushy. Taste. This recipe produces a mildly sweet limonana. If you like it sweeter then add sugar to taste, if desired, and blend again.
Pour into cold glasses and serve. Garnish with sprigs of mint, if desired