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Limeade and Mint Soda

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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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 


Special equipment:
a muddler or a spoon
  1. 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.
  2. Add the lime juice and 4 cups water to a large pitcher. Pour the simple syrup into the limeade. Stir to combine.
  3. To serve, pour the limeade into glasses filled with ice. Top with some sparkling water. Garnish each with a lime round and mint sprig.
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