Green Leprechaun Lemonade

Mar 7, 2024 2:04:59 PM Maggie Pearson

Green Leprechaun Lemonade is whimsical and refreshing, and making a batch with little ones is a great St. Patrick's Day activity. First let me just say there's not a drop of food dye in this recipe—it actually gets its vibrant color from spinach! But don't worry; you won't taste the vegetables and neither will your kiddos. This lemonade tastes like...lemonade. It just so happens to be bright green. I like adding some edible glitter before serving for a little extra magic.

Eat Well,

Chef Maggie

Green Leprechaun Lemonade
Cold Filtered Water 5 cups
Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice 1 cup
Baby Spinach 1/4 cup
Simple Syrup 1 cup water + 1 cup superfine sugar
Edible Glitter (optional) a pinch per cup
1. To make the simple syrup, whisk together the superfine sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Simmer until the sugar is completely dissolved, then remove from heat and transfer to a glass jar or bowl. Cool to room temperature. 

  1. 2. As your simple syrup is cooling, combine the cold filtered water with the baby spinach in a high-speed blender. Blend until combined, then strain through a fine mesh strainer into a pitcher or bowl. Stir in the fresh lemon juice and simple syrup. 
  3. 3. Optional: Add edible glitter directly to the pitcher or to individual glasses of lemonade (a pinch per cup) and stir again.
  5. 4. Serve cold over ice. 
  7. Lemonade will last in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.