Minted Limeade

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 147


8 limes or enough for 1 cup juice
1 cup sugar, or more to taste
1 bunch fresh mint, rinsed and spun dry, 6 to 8 sprigs set aside for garnish
5 cups water
Ice cubes, for serving


1. Remove the zest (oil-rich outer peel, green part only) from 4 of the limes, using a vegetable peeler. Combine the zest with 1 cup sugar, the mint, and 1 cup of the water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring to disolve the sugar. Reduce the heat to low and simmer gently for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature, then strain the mixture into a pitcher.

2. Press the juice from all the limes you should have 1 cup. Add the juice and remaining 4 cups water to the sugar mixture if a sweeter limeade is desired, whisk in extra sugar. Pour into tall glasses over ice, garnishing each serving with a sprig of mint.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 147
Calories from Fat: 0

This Minted Limeade recipe is from the The Barbecue Bible Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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