Once upon a time, there was a girl who shopped at the Goodwill bookstore by her mom's house. In this bookstore, she happened upon a lovely book, "Safe Party Planning: Alcohol-Free Drinks For All Occasions, BEVERAGES".
That girl was me and I love this book of fantastic drinks! There is one in particular that I truly enjoy. I made it several times while I lived with my grandparents. I just plucked the oranges and lemons right off of their trees and it was fantastic. I think that it is a great summer drink and I hope you find joy while putting this drink together and sharing it with your friends.
Makes about 5 (1 cup) servings
2 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 lemon, cut into slices
Sprigs of fresh mint, for garnish (optional, but fun!)
Put water and sugar in a large pitcher; stir until sugar dissolves. Add orange juice, lemon juice, and lemon slices; stir well. Refrigerate mixture until ready to serve. Serve over ice and garnish with fresh mint.
That's it! Enjoy!