Saturday, October 10, 2009

Minty Limeade

Can't wait to grow mint in my yard this summer, but today the mint from the grocery store filled in just fine. This limeade isn't too sweet, but refreshing and delicious!
In a large pitcher, toss in 6-7 mint leaves. Cut 4-5 limes in halves or fourths. Squeeze out as much juice as you can, but throw the lime in to the bottom of the pitcher as well. Using a spoon or whisk, smash everything around to release a bit of the mint flavor. Add 1 cup simple syrup (see recipe below). Pack the picture with ice and then fill with water. If you like it sweeter, add more simple syrup or more lime if you want more lime flavor.
Mix equal parts sugar and water (example: 2 cups sugar, 2 cups water) in a saucepan. Heat and stir until mixture comes to a boil and all sugar dissolves. Cool completely and use to sweeten any type of drink.

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