The fresh, cool flavor of mint is a welcome addition to this warm-weather limeade drink. Try serving it as a refreshing cooler with spicy Asian food.
6 cups water, divided
1 3/4 cups sugar
1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint
1 cup fresh lime juice (about 12 limes)
10 mint sprigs (optional)
10 lime slices (optional)
How to Make It
Combine 2 cups water, sugar, and chopped mint in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook until sugar dissolves, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes. Strain through a sieve into a bowl; discard solids.
Combine the remaining 4 cups water, sugar syrup, and lime juice in a large pitcher, stirring well. Serve over ice; garnish with mint sprigs and lime slices, if desired.
Also appeared in:
Oxmoor House, March, 2013,Cooking Light Chill
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Very refreshing summer beverage. A pitcher of this limeade always disappears quickly. A couple of good variations are to add some club soda for some fizz, or to add some tequila for a margarita-style punch.