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Electric Blood Orange Limeade with Muddled Mint

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 handful fresh mint leaves

1/4 cup simple syrup (equal amounts sugar and water, heated until sugar dissolves; cool)

1 cup light rum

1/2 cup fresh lime juice

1/2 cup fresh blood orange juice

1 cup sparkling water

4 cups crushed ice

Blood orange segments and fresh mint sprigs, for garnish


  1. Using a mortar and pestle, muddle mint until the oils are released (you will smell the mint). Pour the simple syrup into a large pitcher. Add rum, lime juice and blood orange juice and stir vigorously. Add the crushed mint and the sparkling water. Divide the ice among 4 glasses or cups. Pour the limeade mixture into each glass and garnish with blood oranges and fresh mint sprigs.
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