Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thirsty Thursday: Mint Lemon-Limeade

Mint Lemon-Limeade
Remember back when I posted the Mojitos that I said I love mint with my lime....??? Well Stylish Cuisine posted this other drink and I dubbed this my summer drink for 2012! Alex got us a mint plant earlier this month and we have our lime tree (and the neighbor's lemon tree that hangs over into our yard)... so we're SET! (Oh and doesn't that picture just make your mouth water!?)
Recipe adapted from Stylish Cuisine
For one pitcher:
2 large lemons, or enough to make 1/2 cup of lemon juice
2 limes, or enough to make 1/4 cup of lime juice
2 large sprigs of fresh mint leaves
3/4 cup superfine sugar
cold water
Make a simple syrup by putting 3/4 cup of sugar and 3/4 cup of water into a small pot over medium heat. Add the mint sprigs. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Once the sugar is dissolved, remove the pan from the heat. Leave the mint leaves in the syrup until you are ready to use it.
Squeeze the juice from the lemons and limes over a strainer into a glass measuring cup. You should end up with 3/4 cup of juice. Strain it into a pitcher. Remove the mint from the sugar syrup and add the syrup to the pitcher. Add 7 cups of water to the pitcher and stir. Taste for sweetness. Add additional lemon juice, lime juice or sugar as necessary to suit your taste.
Pour into tall glasses filled with ice and enjoy!
Yes, thoroughly enjoy!

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