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Author Notes: I love minty drinks when the weather starts to warm up. Add in some zippy citrus and bubbles, and I couldn't be more refreshed. Mint simple syrup can keep for a while in the fridge. It's a also great with lemon juice. - vvvanessa - vvvanessa
Food52 Review: Tart and refreshing, this limeade is a perfect drink for getting into the spirit of spring. The mint syrup is intensely flavored, so you don't need much, and vvvanessa applies a particularly light touch with this one sweet element -- which we found made for an invigorating (and highly quaffable) drink. If you've got a sweet tooth, just add a little more of the mint syrup. Simple and lovely in its pure form, this recipe would make a great jumping off point for all sorts of riffs. If you're so inclined, try adding a splash of vodka, or even light rum. - A&M - The Editors
Serves about 2 quarts
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves, washed with stems removed
- 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- club soda
- Make mint simple syrup by combining sugar, water, and mint in a saucepan and bringing it to a boil then immdiately allowing it to simmer for 2 minutes.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool completely. Strain the leaves.
- To assemble the limeade, add about 1 ounce each of the simple syrup and lime juice in a tall glass filled with ice. Top with about 6 ounces of club soda. Stir. Garnish with fresh mint or a lime wedge.
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