Frosty Minted Lemonade

1 cup of sugar

2 cups water

1 cup lemon juice

8-10 mint leaves

1 quart lemon soda

 

Combine 1 cup sugar with 2 cups water.  Stir until sugar is dissolved.  Add 1 cup lemon juice (fresh frozen or bottled), ice cubes and 8-10 mint leaves, if desired.  Shake hard.  Add a 1 quart bottle of carbonated water (lemon soda).

 

Serve immediately over cracked ice in tall glasses.  Top with fresh mint sprig.

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