Refreshing and Simple Mint Lemonade Recipe

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This mint lemonade recipe is a refreshing and simple drink that mixes up in minutes, has just a few ingredients, and tastes amazing. This is a zero calorie sparkling mint lemonade!

mint lemonade spritzer in glasses

Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that bring us the most satisfaction. Almost without exception, the recipes I share on this blog are easy, and anyone can do them. That’s the story with this mint lemonade recipe that I’m featuring today. It’s so simple…and I find myself looking forward to making it every day. It quenches your thirst, and is the perfect cold drink on a hot summer day.

I happened upon this combination by accident. I picked up some Minute Maid Zero Sugar lemonade at the grocery store because I thought it would be a nice change from water. One day, I combined the lemonade with sparkling water, because I had opened a can of each, and finished neither. I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was…and the next day when I made it again, I added the mint. This mint lemonade recipe is perfect for special occasions, but I drink it almost every day, and it’s become one of my favorite things about summer.  

mint lemonade recipe ingredients

How To Make

  • Place 3 mint leaves in two tall glasses.
  • Add ice cubes and let sit for a few minutes.
  • Pour equal amounts of the lemon sparkling water and Minute Maid lemonade into each glass.
  • Garnish with fresh mint leaves and lemon slices.
  • Makes two 12 oz. servings.
glasses of mint lemonade spritzer

Ingredient Notes

  • Using the bottled lemonade eliminates the need for fresh lemon juice and simple syrup. (If you want to add a little fresh lemon juice for extra flavor, it would be delicious!)
  • With no sugar in any of the ingredients, this is a zero calorie, guilt-free beverage.
  • Minute Maid Zero Sugar Lemonade is available in a 52 oz. bottle, a 2 liter bottle, or 16.9 oz. bottles, and comes in several flavors.
summer drink with lemonade and mint

Fresh Mint Lemonade Tips

  • I make it by the glass, but you could definitely make a big batch in a large pitcher. A clear pitcher filled with this fresh lemonade would be beautiful, with lemon slices floating on the top. Make sure to give it a good stir with a wooden spoon to avoid any metallic taste. 
  • It’s best to leave the sweet mint leaves in the glass while you are drinking the lemonade, so the fresh mint flavor gets stronger. They might get in the way if you use a straw, but they are so delicious.
  • My favorite way to serve this lemonade is in a clear glass, but you need to get creative with the garnish. Adding fresh fruit such as strawberries or blueberries makes the garnish very colorful, and it transforms a simple glass of this mint lemonade into something beautiful.
  • It’s a good idea to freeze some Minute Maid Zero Sugar Lemonade in ice cube trays. This will keep your lemonade from tasting watered-down. 
mint lemonade in glass with garnish

Fun Ways To Serve Mint Lemonade

As mentioned above, serving this lemonade in a clear glass is classic and lovely. The stemless wine glasses featured in this post are budget-friendly and practical. It’s also fun to serve it in clear bottles, with striped straws. Other ideas are copper mugs or mason jars

Even though this glass of lemonade is a great way to beat the heat on a hot day, it’s also perfect to drink year-round. Lemonade, in general, is a great way to stay hydrated. Adding mint to it enhances the flavor and provides an additional cooling effect. It’s a lemon infused water that’s the perfect summer drink.

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mint lemonade recipe in clear stemless wine glasses with garnish

Mint Lemonade Spritzer

This mint lemonade recipe is a refreshing and simple drink that mixes up in minutes, has just a few ingredients, and tastes amazing. This is a zero calorie sparkling mint lemonade!
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Servings: 2 servings
Author: Ann Drake
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
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  • 12 oz. Lemon sparkling water
  • 12 oz. Minute Maid Lemonade Zero Sugar
  • 6 mint leaves
  • ice cubes


  • Place 3 mint leaves in two large glasses.
  • Add ice and let sit for a few minutes.
  • Pour equal amounts of the sparkling water and lemonade into each glass.
  • Garnish with fresh mint and lemon slices.
  • Makes two 12 oz. servings.
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  1. Becky Johns says:

    Recently had a good lemonade punch… two leiters low cal Seven up, bag of mixed frozen berries, pour in pink lemonade mix to taste…I know that is vague but just keep tasting it until it tastes right to you…everyone is a little different. Berries float and are pretty as well as tasty. Fill punch dispenser half full of crushed ice, then mix in rest of ingredients.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Becky! This sounds delicious. Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. Sorry but I would appreciate clarification on the ingredients, please.
    12 oz. can Lemon sparkling water–suggested brands so I’m sure I am buying the right type of product?

    12 oz. can Minute Maid Lemonade Light–this must be frozen concentrate, right? Am I understanding correctly that you do not dilute it but just thaw and use the appropriate amount?

    Thank you so much. I love everything about your site–your recipes, your printable, your decorating ideas, your common sense attitude!

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Mary! I actually buy the Kroger brand sparkling water. Other brands are La Croix, Spindrift, or Perrier. If you can’t find the cans, just measure out 12 ounces. Minute Maid makes cans of lemonade that come 12 to a case. They have regular and light. It’s not frozen concentrate. It is usually in the aisle with the soda. Enjoy!

  3. The lemon and blueberry garnish make this beverage extra special!

  4. Nana Diana says:

    OMGOSH, Ann! This is such a wonderful easy “recipe”. Your presentation, however, is really what makes it so special. Can I just swing by to sit and sip with you?
    Have a wonderful Thursday- xo Diana

  5. I enjoy your blog so much. I always find fresh and new ideas! Thanks so much!

  6. Sounds Good an refreshing. Thank you for sharing. I ‘ll have to try it.

  7. Ann, I know what you mean about the yard work. I’m from Phoenix and we have one of the largest yards in the development. We weren’t terribly smart about the yard maintenance when we bought the house. Their is much trimming and then hauling away now that I am not working the yard is my responsibility. When it’s well over a 100 degrees I want to move. Though it does look good when I keep it up.
    Hang in there. I love your blog, I look forward to your posts.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Oh gosh Jo I can totally relate. I agree it’s amazing when it’s all finished but during the process I want to run away from home!

  8. Thank you for sharing your files, they are really appreciated

  9. Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads says:

    I could really go for some of this refreshing looking lemonade right now! We have jumped right into summer here with temps in the 90s. I love sparkling water but I’ve never noticed it in a can. Will look for it this week so that I can make this!

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Oh my gosh I turned on my heat last night! Feels like fall here. :(

  10. Carla Brooks says:

    Looks and sounds delicious! I will definitely try this mint lemonade.

    You are way too young to leave this beautiful home!!!

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Carla you could not have said anything more perfect. Thank you!

  11. penny @ the comforts of home says:

    That does sound refreshing! I actually had some homemade lemonade with a splash of vodka at a restaurant and the added basil leaves and it was delicious!

  12. I planted a little mint in my washtub, so maybe if things warm up, we can have some mint lemonade by the end of June. I will think of you on your porch as we have ours. It is the simple things that bring joy. Your printable is very sweet. Have a beautiful week.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Thank you Peggy…you have a beautiful week as well. :)

  13. Brilliant Ann, I love it when things like this happen. You’ve created a new thing :) Maybe you should market it all made up into one can!!

  14. That drink does sound good:) I recently started making ice tea again because the coffee just hasn’t been hitting the spot when it’s hot. I’ll have to try this, thanks Ann!