Limeade and Mint Soda

Total Time:
35 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
20 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves, plus 4 mint sprigs, for serving
  • 2 cups store-bought pure or freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Sparkling water, for serving
  • Lime rounds, for serving
Directions
  • Combine the sugar with 1 cup water in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Turn off the heat and add the mint leaves. Muddle with a muddler or the back of a spoon. Allow to cool completely, about 20 minutes. Strain and discard the mint leaves.

  • Add the lime juice and 4 cups water to a large pitcher. Pour the simple syrup into the limeade. Stir to combine.

  • To serve, pour the limeade into glasses filled with ice. Top with some sparkling water. Garnish each with a lime round and mint sprig.

  • Special equipment: a muddler or a spoon


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