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Author Notes: Moving to the desert has given me a new obsession with cold drinks- you can only convince yourself to chug so much water! This recipe sprung from a local deli's lime spritzer offering that I craved every day last summer and the fact that I just can't tame my mint! So what if I accidentally re-invented a mojito? I certainly won't judge if you a splash of rum (preferably white). —enbe
- 10 mint leaves
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 2 limes
- Heat sugar and water in a small pot until melted. This will make a substantial amount of simple syrup which you can store in a sealed container in the fridge.
- Muddle 5 mint leaves into each cup. If you don't have a muddler, smashing the leaves up with your fingers will do the trick. Juice 1 lime into each cup.
- Add a tablespoon of simple syrup and top the glass off with seltzer. Give it a little stir and garnish with an additional mint leaf.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Soda Fountain Recipe