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Limeade with Mint

Limeade with Mint
  • Meal


  • Cusine



Grated zest of one lime

1 cup lime juice

3/4 cup to 1 cup granulated sugar

3 cups water

Several sprigs of fresh mint


Make simple syrup: In a small saucepan bring to a boil the sugar, one cup of water, and the lime zest. Once the sugar is dissolved (which it should be by the time the water boils), remove from heat and let cool for for a few minutes. The amount of sugar is a guideline, it depends on how sweet you like your limeade and how tart your particular limes are. Strain out lime zest: Place a strainer over a bowl, or wide-mouthed serving container, and pour the sugar syrup through it, straining out the lime zest. Add lime juice, water, mint: Add the lime juice and 2 cups of water. Taste for sour/sweet balance. If too sweet, add a little more lime juice. Add several sprigs of fresh mint. Chill, or serve immediately over ice.