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Raspberry-Mint Limeade

raspberry-mint limeade
Raspberry-Mint Limeade
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 8
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Mint adds a refreshing twist to this party-ready limeade that tastes delicious straight or spiked! ...MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1/2 cup packed fresh mint leaves
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup raspberries
1/4 cup water

2 cups Raspberry Mint Syrup
1 cup unsweetened lime juice, fresh or bottled
3 cups water
1 cup sparkling water
Ice
Gin or vodka, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Finely chop mint, and rub into sugar OR pulse mint and sugar in food processor. Place mint sugar in 1-quart saucepan with raspberries and 1/4 cup water. Heat over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves, raspberries break down, and mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat, and strain through fine mesh strainer. Set raspberry mint syrup aside to cool.
  • 2
    In large pitcher, mix raspberry mint syrup, lime juice, 3 cups water and the sparkling water. Serve immediately with lots of ice and a shot of gin, or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Expert Tips

  • Use the syrup to taste, scaling up or down, depending on how tart you like your limeade.
  • For a full adult version, add the alcohol straight to the pitcher of limeade. To keep it family friendly, serve shots on the side, and add to each drink as needed.
  • Pulsing or rubbing the mint into the sugar releases essential oils and makes the syrup that much more minty.

Nutrition Information

No nutrition information available for this recipe

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