Mint Limeade

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Mint Limeade combines fragrant fresh mint and tart lime juice for a refreshing summer drink.

  • Author: Renee Rendall
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Mixed
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Units Scale
  • 4 limes
  • 100 grams caster of super fine sugar
  • 1 bunch fresh mint
  • 625 ml water, divided
  • Ice


  1. Remove the zest (green part) of two limes with a vegetable peeler and add to a small sauce pan. Add the sugar, most of the mint (save some for the pitcher later) and 125 ml (1/2 cup) of water to the sauce pan.
  2. Over medium heat, bring the mixture to a boil, then turn the heat down to low and let it simmer for about five minutes. Remove the pan from the heat, and let everything hang out to cool to room temperature.
  3. Squeeze the juice of your limes into a measuring cup. You're aiming for about 125 ml (1/2 cup) of lime juice. You can top this up with bottled lime juice if you like. 
  4. Add your lime juice to a drink pitcher or jug. Use a fine mesh sieve to strain out any bits if that's how you like it. Then strain lime and mint syrup into the jug as well. Finally add about 500 ml (about 2 cups) of water to the jug. Hold a little of the water back and give it a taste, then adjust the amount of water to your liking.You can add some sliced limes or sprigs of mint to the jug as well.
  5. Serve over plenty of ice.
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