2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 10 large lemons)
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup orange blossom honey
2 vanilla beans—split and seeds scraped
1/2 gallon plus 1 cup cold water
1/2 cup mint leaves, crushed
1 lemon, sliced (for garnish)
Pour the lemon juice into a pitcher.
In a pot set over medium heat, whisk together the sugar, honey, and 1 cup water until the sugar is completely dissolved.
Add the vanilla seeds, vanilla pods, and crushed mint to the simple syrup and bring to a boil for 4-5 minutes until the mixture thickens and reduces. Then remove from heat and let cool.
Once completely cooled, remove the vanilla bean pods from the syrup, then pour into the pitcher with the lemon juice, followed by the remaining cold water and stir to combine.
Float the lemon slices on top of the lemonade, then chill until ready to serve.
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