I quadrulpled this recipe for a party with 15 women and only had a little bit left (many guests drank wine instead). I used rum instead of tequila. I followed the recipe for the first batch but we found it a bit sweet, so replaced the Sprite with San Pelegrino in the second batch -- liked it much better. The syrup is really minty which is nice. There is very little alcohol, so people felt they could drink as much as they wanted.
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Stand Time: 2 Hours
- 1 cup water
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup fresh mint sprigs
- 2 cups lemon-lime soft drink, chilled
- 1 cup fresh lime juice
- 1/2 cup tequila
- Garnish: fresh mint sprigs, lime slices
- 1. Bring 1 cup water and sugar to a boil in a medium saucepan. Boil, stirring often, until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; add mint sprigs, and let stand 2 hours or until mixture is completely cool.
- 2. Pour mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a pitcher, discarding mint. Stir in lemon-lime soft drink, lime juice, and tequila. Serve over ice. Garnish, if desired.
The simple syrup needed for this beverage may be made up to 1 week ahead and stored in the refrigerator.
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