Created by: Engrossed
Recipe #5937 | Created on July 16, 2012
Categories: Beverages, Non-Alcoholic, Fruit, Asian, Mediterranean, Kid Pleaser, Ladies Luncheon, Potluck, Summer, Boil, Stove Top, Diabetic, Fat Free, Low Calorie, Low Glycemic, Vegan, Vegetarian, Special Diet - Weight Watchers etc., Sugar Substitute, Make it from scratch, Lime, Water (more)
"This is from Cooking Light magazine. The fresh, cool flavor of mint is a welcome addition to this warm-weather drink. Try serving it as a refreshing cooler with spicy Asian food."
- 6 cups water, divided
- 1 3/4 cups sugar or sucralose, less to taste
- 1/3 cup fresh mint, coarsely chopped
- 1 cup fresh lime juice (about 12 limes)
- 8 mint sprigs, to garnish (optional)
- 8 lime slices, to garnish (optional)
What You Will Need
No special items needed.
Combine 2 cups water, sugar, and chopped mint in a small saucepan; bring to a boil.
Cook until sugar dissolves, stirring frequently. Remove from heat, let stand 10 minutes.
Strain through a sieve into a bowl; discard solids.
Combine the remaining 4 cups water, sugar syrup, and lime juice in a large pitcher, stirring well.
Serve over ice, garnish with mint sprigs and lime slices, if desired.
- Serving Size: 1 (741 g)
- Calories 383.3
- Total Fat - 0.3 g
- Saturated Fat - 0.1 g
- Cholesterol - 0.4 mg
- Sodium - 54.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 96.6 g
- Dietary Fiber - 0.1 g
- Sugars - 65.7 g
- Protein - 0.5 g
- Calcium - 24.2 mg
- Iron - 0.6 mg
- Vitamin C - 9.1 mg
- Thiamin - 0 mg