Summer Herbal Drinks
Herbs make a wonderful addition to lemonade and other summery drinks. Add a few sprigs up to 1/2 c. or more fresh herbs to 8 cups of lemonade, herb teas, and juices – especially citrus or berry drinks. Mint is a refreshing choice for a hot summer day. Lemon flavored herbs, lavender, basil, monarda, and thyme are also great choices. Leaving the herbs in for a minimum of a few hours will increase the flavor. When serving, either leave the herbs in or add fresh ones as a garnish. Cucumbers or lemon slices can also be added for flavor and appearance.
For another idea, here is a recipe for a Virgin Mojito. I wonder what it would taste like with a bit of apple juice or pineapple juice? You could use any variety of mint – maybe lemon mint?