Jen, my foodie friend, came over today. Since Texas is currently hotter than the deepest circles of hell, we decided to mix up something cold to drink. Lemons in the fridge, mint in the garden, agave in the pantry--the rest is history. This is so simple, but the mint seriously does gorgeous things with citrus/sweetness. A pitcher of this definitely made the whole unbearably-hotter-than-sin thing more bearable. I'm going to try this with limes next time.
Agave Mint Lemonade
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 1/2 cups water
3/4 cup agave
10-ish mint leaves
Chop up the mint leaves and muddle them with a wooden spoon in the bottom of the pitcher. A little bit of agave speeds up the muddling process. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Serve over lots of ice. I also suggest drinking with a straw on a back porch in the middle of the afternoon.