Mint Limeade

It’s hot here. Super hot. So hot there is no way in heck I am turning on my oven. I know I said more tequila lime bars with a pretzel crust, but it can’t happen. Not today.

Days like these should be spent splashing in a pool, or napping in front of an AC unit.

Not cleaning. Not washing floors. Not doing laundry. These things aren’t fun. Especially in an un-air-conditioned, hot, sticky city apartment. Ugh.

If you HAVE to do the above things because the dust bunnies have formed a small army under your bed or it’s Sunday and you have no clean work clothes for the week, follow up the horror with a nice cool shower and then make this…

Mint Limeade


adapted from Cooking Light

This recipe is super easy and refreshing. The mint is awesome here! Feel free to get a little saucy and toss in some rum or tequila.

1 1/2 cups sugar
6 cups water, divided
1/3 cup chopped mint leaves
1 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
lime slices for garnish

Combine sugar, 2 cups of water, and chopped mint in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Heat until sugar is dissolved and then remove from heat. Let the syrup cool for 10 minutes. Pour through sieve to remove the larger pieces of mint leaves and set aside.

Mix lime juice and 4 cups of water in a large pitcher. Gradually add syrup to taste. I like my juices to have a bit of tartness, so I had about 1/2 cup syrup remaining. Serve over ice and garnish with lime slices. Easy Peasy!

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One Response to “Mint Limeade”

  1. mis Says:

    “I like my juices to have a bit of tartness[…]”

    well-put, since you are indeed citytart!

    great blog, girl – luff the recipes…
    …even a neanderthal like mis can follow.

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