Mint Limeade

8
Servings
10m
Prep Time
10m
Cook Time
20m
Ready In


"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."

Original recipe yields 8 servings
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Nutritional

  • 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

Step 1

Combine 2 cups water, sugar, and chopped mint in a small saucepan; bring to a boil.

Step 2

Cook until sugar dissolves, stirring frequently. Remove from heat, let stand 10 minutes.

Step 3

Strain through a sieve into a bowl; discard solids.

Step 4

Combine the remaining 4 cups water, sugar syrup, and lime juice in a large pitcher, stirring well.

Step 5

Serve over ice, garnish with mint sprigs and lime slices, if desired.

Tips & Variations


No special items needed.

Related

Beth

I have made this many times since I saw it here and it is so refreshing and delicious. I plan to make it all winter long to alternate between lemonade and limeade. Who says you can't enjoy these during the winter too!

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(25 Sep 2012)

QueenBea

I made this to bring to a sick friend and she absolutely loved it, "very refreshing" is what she said. I did not use the garnish. Thanks for putting a smile on my sick buddy's face. Made for the Billboard Recipe Tag Game.

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(9 Sep 2012)

Sheri

I tried cutting back on the sugar to 1 cup, but it wasn't sweet enough so I used the called for amount and it was just right. We loved it with the addition of the mint. It was thirst quenching and delicious! The whole family loved it.

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(20 Aug 2012)

Luvcookn

This is lovely with the addition of the mint, so refreshing and thirst quenching! I did however cut back the sugar by 1/4 cup. DD enjoyed it as she was chopping wood, then came back for a second glass! I guess my limes were big as I only used six. So I have enough limes for another pitcher. Thanks T for sharing. Will definately be made again. Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.

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(20 Aug 2012)

LindasBusyKitchen

Very refreshing and I loved the addition of the mint. A nice summertime beverage. Thank you for sharing T! Linda

(12 Aug 2012)