Abigail Cahill O'Brien

Minted Limeade, Anyone?

In Food on July 7, 2010 at 11:25 am

Well hello there.  Heat getting to you yet?  The breeze blew again this morning, but we haven’t seen the last of the seat-melting warm weather.

I chased my ice coffee with a glass of minted limeade, drawing on the reserved mint simple syrup and a bag of limes left over from weekend entertaining.

Lula’s Pantry carries these barber stripe straws, and they’re also available online here.  Starting the day with a little solo garnishing gives new meaning to drinking alone.

I’m so inspired, I might just get dressed.

Minted Limeade

  • 3/4 cup mint simple syrup
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 limes, juiced
  • 1 lime, thinly sliced for garnish
  • Mint sprigs for garnish
  • Sparkling water (optional)
  • 1/4 cup super fine sugar (optional)

Combine lime juice, water and mint simple syrup in a pitcher.  Stir and add additional superfine sugar, if you like.  Pour over ice to halfway full.  Top with sparkling water, wafer thin lime slices and a sprig of mint.

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  1. Add crushed ice and you’re living the dream!

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