This mint-infused limeade hits the spot on a hot day! After much searching for the perfect limeade recipe, I ended up with nothing. Every recipe calls for way too much sugar and too few limes, leaving you only with sugar water and questions like “did I forget to add the lime juice?“. Here I’ve made a limeade that is strong in the lime department and is not too sweet. Plus the mint adds a really nice depth to the drink.
- 3/4 lime juice (~15 limes)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 5 cups H2O, plus 1/2 cup
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1. Dissolve the sugar with 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan over medium heat to make a simple syrup, then let cool.
2. Mix the simple syrup with the lime juice and remaining water.
3. Massage a large handle of mint to release its flavors and add to the limeade. Allow the mint’s flavor to mingle with the limeade for 15-30 minutes before serving.
4. Serve over ice.
- Pro-tip: I like to use Truvia baking blend as a sugar substitute, but that is just a personal preference.
- Pro-tip: You may find you need to adjust the ratio of sugar and limes based on your preferences. If you would prefer a sweet limeade over sour, reduce lime juice to 1/2 cup.
- Pro-tip: I like to store my homemade drinks in mason jars to keep them fresher for longer.