Limeade with Mint

Refreshing limeade served with sprigs of mint! PERFECT drink on a hot summer day.

Minty Limeade
Elise Bauer

Looking for a way to beat the heat? Try this limeade infused with mint!

There are 3 tricks to this simple drink. The first is to make simple syrup by boiling water with the sugar first, so that the sugar is completely dissolved.

Minty Limeade
Elise Bauer

The second trick is to infuse the simple syrup with some of the zest from the limes; this makes it taste even limey-er (yes, not a word, but you get my drift).

Finally plop some fresh mint sprigs in the serving pitcher, and besides being halfway to a mojito, you have a cheerfully refreshing summer drink.

Limeade with Mint

Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 4 servings
Yield 1 quart

Infusing the sugar syrup with lime zest is a great way to bring extra lime flavor to your limeade.

Ingredients

  • Grated zest of one lime (about 1 tablespoon)

  • 1 cup lime juice (from about 4 to 6 Persian limes)

  • 3/4 to 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 3 cups water

  • Several sprigs fresh mint

Method

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

Links:

Creamy Brazilian Limeade by From Our Home to Yours

Cranberry Limeade from right here on Simply Recipes

Blackberry Limeade by Heidi of 101 Cookbooks

Minty Limeade
Elise Bauer
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
210 Calories
0g Fat
55g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 210
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Total Sugars 51g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 20mg 101%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 76mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.