Mint Limeade

A limonade recipe found on food52.com
Mint Limeade

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, it makes 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.

Makes about 2 quarts

Ingredients
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves,
washed ande with stems removed
1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
Ice
Club soda

Approach

[1] 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.

[2] 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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