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Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Limeade with a Touch of Mint Recipe


  • Grated zest of one lime (about 1 Tbsp)
  • 1 cup lime juice (from about 4-6 Persian limes)
  • 3/4 cup to 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • Several sprigs of fresh mint


1 In a small saucepan bring to a boil the sugar, one cup of water, and the lime zest. Once the sugar is dissolved (which it should be by the time the water boils), remove from heat and let cool for for a few minutes. The amount of sugar is a guideline, it depends on how sweet you like your limeade and how tart your particular limes are.

2 Place a strainer over a bowl, or wide-mouthed serving container, and pour the sugar syrup through it, straining out the lime zest. Add the lime juice and 2 cups of water. Taste for sour/sweet balance. If too sweet, add a little more lime juice. Add several sprigs of fresh mint.

Chill, or serve immediately over ice.

Makes about 1 quart.

**From elise.com


Hockeyman said...

Add some grenadine for a cherry limeade. Delicious!

Elise said...

Hi there,
So glad you like the recipe well enough to post it on your blog. Could I please ask that you also post a link to the original recipe, on your post? It's http://www.elise.com/recipes/archives/007286limeade_with_a_touch_of_mint.php

Thanks so much,