Fresh Mint Limeade.

Okay so.

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Not to be totally cliche, but can you even believe it’s almost Memorial Day?!

I mean, I realize that I’m almost all the time, 100% a cliche. But still.

I CAN’T BELIEVE IT.

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Important things:

Did you find a swim suit (or do you call it bathing suit?) yet for the summer? One that you love?

Are your vacation plans made and where are you taking me?

What is the grilling situation in your house? i.e. are you scared to death of it like I am, but obsessed with grilled food?

Have you decided on what your signature summer cocktail will be?

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This is NOT a cocktail, but I guess it’s a mocktail.

Nah, it’s not really that either. It’s just good old limeade, which I love a whole heck of a lot more than lemonade. TRUTH.

Tastes like summer, but in a way that doesn’t make your teeth squeak. That is the absolute worst.

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This is SUPER refreshing. Part of me wants to tell you that if you’re making it for a large group, you don’t need to juice all these limes. But the fresh limeade is to die for and I can’t quit it. I have a recipe for blueberry limeade in Seriously Delish and it’s been made EVERY summer since I first tested it.

I’m kicking myself for not adding more fresh mint to it.

Back to the limes… it’s your call. I know. It’s a lot of limes. Like a lot.

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And if all else fails… add tequila.

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Homemade Mint Limeade

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 big bunch of fresh mint leaves (around 3/4 cup)
  • 2 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 limes, sliced
  • a few fresh mint leaves for garnish
  • watermelon wedges for serving
  • ice for serving

Directions:

To make the mint simple syrup, add the water, sugar and mint leaves to a saucepan and heat over medium heat. Whisk constantly until the sugar dissolves and the mixture comes to a boil. Let it bubble for a minute or so, then reduce the heat and let it cool completely. Remove the mint leaves before use.

Stir together the mint simple syrup, water, lime juice and lemon juice. Add the sliced limes and extra fresh mint leaves. Refrigerate for at least an hour. Stir before serving and pour over ice. Garnish with extra limes, mint and watermelon wedges.

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It’s green too! So, health. All the health.