Limeade with Mint
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup packed mint leaves
- 1 1/4 cups (about 12 limes) lime juice, freshly squeezed
- Sprigs of mint, for garnish
- Lime wheels, for garnish
Combine 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Transfer to refrigerator to chill, about 20 minutes. In a blender, combine syrup and mint, and puree. Strain through a fine mesh sieve into a small bowl.
In a pitcher, combine lime juice, remaining 1/2 cup sugar, and 1 quart water. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Fill glasses with ice. Divide syrup evenly between glasses. Pour limeade over ice. Garnish with mint sprigs and lime wheels. Serve immediately.
SourceMartha Stewart Living Television