Limeade with Mint



  • 1 cup sugar

  • ½ cup packed mint leaves

  • 1 ¼ cups (about 12 limes) lime juice, freshly squeezed

  • Sprigs of mint, for garnish

  • Lime wheels, for garnish


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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