Lemon and Mint Marinade

It’s Thanksgiving Weekend! We’re thinking all things turkey as we start to plan the biggest family meal of fall. And to celebrate our Canadian heritage, we are sharing our favourite lemonade marinade with you!

lighthouse lemonade turkey marinade

Lemon juice marinades are likely familiar, but using cordial adds an extra richness and tang to your dish that guests won’t expect. We like to pair ours with a classic mint combination; here’s what you’ll need.


  • 10oz of Lighthouse Lemonade cordial
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic power
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp fresh, minced mint*

*You can also use half this quantity of dried mint if fresh is unavailable.

This recipe works best with our classic original Lighthouse Lemonade Cordial and is quick and simple to create. Just mix the ingredients together and slather over your turkey or chicken before cooking. If you can, leave to marinate for 6-8 hours before putting it in the oven. Happy Thanksgiving!