Citrus Mint Crush

(serves 4-5) - yields about 5 cups


  • 1-¼ cups cold water
  • 2 cups lemon-flavored sparkling water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup tightly packed mint leaves
  • ¾ cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • ¾ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp grated orange zest (no pith)
  • Crushed ice (optional)
  • Mint sprigs for garnish (optional)


  • In a medium saucepan, add water and sugar and cook over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and let cool.
  • Coarsely chop mint leaves and set aside.
  • In a medium sized bowl, add the cooled sugar-water then stir in orange juice, orange zest, mint and lemon juice. Cover bowl and refrigerate until chilled through.
  • Pour mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a large pitcher. Discard remaining orange zest and mint leaves.
  • Stir in sparkling water then serve over crushed ice. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Make 4 Servings:

Weight loss recipes Amount Per Serving (¼ of recipe (121 g)): 128 Calories, 1 g Protein, 33 g carbohydrates, 1 g Dietary Fiber, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 11 mg sodium


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