Mint Limeade

Do you follow me on Instagram? Last summer I posted a picture of the most amazing limeade from the local Salt Lake City farmers market. The flavors were amazing with a combination of lime and mint. I knew I’d need to remake it eventually. It slipped my mind until recently when I was trying to think of some fun ways to bring the St. Patty’s green into our diet. Dax isn’t a huge fan of the mint, but I could drink an entire pitcher all on my own!

mint limeade

I found the original recipe over at Food Network but had a hard time getting the sugar to blend well leaving the drink a little on the gritty side. After playing around with the assembly I think I have finally perfected my new summer time favorite.

mint limeade ingredients

Mint Limeade

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 lemons
  • 3 limes
  • 1/3 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 7 cups cold water

Instructions

  1. Combine 1 cup of the sugar with the 1 cup of water in a small saucepan. Cook until the sugar is dissolved and remove from the heat.
  2. Squeeze the lemons and limes over a strainer until you get one cup of juice. In a tall pitcher add the remaining sugar with the mint leaves. Slightly mash to infuse the flavor. Add the juice and mix until the sugar dissolves. Stir in your simple syrup and the remaining 8 cups of water. Stir and enjoy.
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mint limeade recipe

If you’re looking for a refreshing way to stay hydrated this is the recipe for you. Even without the mint it’s a keeper. You might need to add an extra lemon or lime depending on your tastes. We went through a gallon fairly quickly between me and the hubby. I’m sure this will be making an appearance throughout the summer. Especially for birthday’s and barbeques. What are your favorite summer time drinks?

mint limeade easy recipe

Comments

  1. 1

    Love mint! We grew it last summer in our garden and it went NUTS! We loved throwing it in to our green smoothies – adds a really nice refreshing flavor!

  2. 2

    Yum! I need to try growing mint again. I tried it in containers last year and I couldn’t get it to do anything.

  3. 3

    Mmm this looks so refreshing. We are growing mint in our garden, so I can’t wait to try this with it!

  4. 4

    I love lime and mint. This sounds so refreshing. I can’t wait to make it! Pinned!

  5. 5

    Pinned! Definitely saving this recipe for when summer hits. I’ve been wanting to make homemade lemonade for ages and this year is the year I’m going to do it! I’ll also be featuring this on my blog this week. Have a great Monday :)

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