Mint Limeade

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.


8 cups (serving size: about 3/4 cup)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 142
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 0.0 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 0.1 g
Carbohydrate 37.2 g
Fiber 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 0.0 mg
Calcium 3 mg


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)


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.

Cynthia Nicholson,

Cooking Light

May 2005
Also featured in: Cooking Light Chill, Oxmoor House, March 2013;
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