Mint Lemonade

This week we are reading Persepolis from Marjane Satrapi.  This is her tale growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Spanning her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, she sees the overthrow of the Shah’s regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq. 



  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups water
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (from about 6 lemons)
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
  • 2 oz. Bacardi Limon

Make Simple Syrup by boiling 1/4 cup of water with sugar.

Combine all ingredients except rum. Add rum and 6 oz of lemonade to shaker with ice. Shake and strain into cocktail glass

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