Limeade with Mint


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

Photography Credit: 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.

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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 Recipe

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Makes about 1 quart

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


  • Grated zest of one lime (about 1 Tbsp)
  • 1 cup lime juice (from about 4-6 Persian limes)
  • 3/4 cup to 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • Several sprigs of fresh mint


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.

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Elise Bauer

Elise Bauer is the founder of Simply Recipes. Elise launched Simply Recipes in 2003 as a way to keep track of her family's recipes, and along the way grew it into one of the most popular cooking websites in the world. Elise is dedicated to helping home cooks be successful in the kitchen. Elise is a graduate of Stanford University, and lives in Sacramento, California.

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17 Comments / Reviews

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  1. Terry.Ishmael

    It’s better than lemonade


  2. Roger

    So very good!!!!!!!!! Serve it on our porch when ever people come over. Love it… Roger


  3. Bear

    this is delicious


  4. Michaela

    OOO. So refreshing! I have a new garden and herb garden, learning new ways to use the mint!


  5. Ashley

    The infused mint really added a nice layer of flavor to the limeade.


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