Makes 4 8-ounce glasses

Whether or not it is summer it's always nice to enjoy this no-added-sugar lemonade. You can also make a larger batch of lemonade by doubling or tripling the ingredients. Store in refrigerator with some lemon slices added which can be used as garnish when served.

3 cups water
1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon Virtue Sweetener
5-6 medium-sized lemons, halved
Mint sprigs (optional)

Heat one cup water in small saucepan over medium heat. Pour in Virtue Sweetener and heat until sweetener is dissolved, but do not boil. Remove from heat and add remaining 2 cups water. Allow to cool 10 minutes.

Juice lemons, which should yield approximately one cup lemon juice. Transfer to pitcher, then pour in cooled, sweetened water mixture. Stir and serve over ice.

Serve topped with optional mint sprigs.

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