Fresh Mint Limeade.
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.
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?
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.
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.
And if all else fails… add tequila.
Homemade Mint Limeade
- 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
- 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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45 Comments on “Fresh Mint Limeade.”
Love your drinks, you always do them up right right. Watermelon and mint, gorgeous!! SO refreshing with the lime and feels like a good cleanse.
And now your bathing suit comment. Always buy one in Florida when I’m on vaca. Found a nice “mom suit” that’s pretty conservative but still looks cute. Orange and white. One piece. Covers my butt nicely. I’m in love!!!
sounds super cute!!
So I’ll totally raise a glass of this refreshing limeade ( limeade over lemonade any day) to grilling fear. Maybe I’ll get over it this summer so my father on law will stop teasing about all the stuff I want to grill.
Summer drink – something with rhubarb and gin, but I haven’t hammered out the details yet.
love the sound of rhubarb and gin. oh yum.
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Kinda forgot Memorial Day was coming up so soon, but super pumped for it! Any excuse to whip up a tasty cocktail/mocktail/limeade. And yes, I do have my swimsuit (bathing suit??) picked out (very important).
i know! came so weirdly fast.
DUDE. it was literally just my bday (may 8th!) and now I’m planning my Memorial Day outfits – the time is moving like cray!!! love this limeade, would love to add some prosecco to it too :)
ahhhhh how amazing does prosecco sound in this?!
This is so adorable with the little watermellon slice in it! Obsessed, can’t wait to try this!
Mint leaves and lime, this is the perfect recipe! x
This is my first year having Memorial Day off since graduating college and I am SO. READY. to drink all the things on my day off. I need to find a bathing suit, asap!! I’ll probably go to Target this weekend and let them take all my money. Also, this limeade looks like all I’ve ever wanted to sip on poolside. Tequila only kind of optional. :)
oh how exciting! ENJOY!!!
looooove BBQ foods, am paranoid of using a BBQ. I’m 98% convinced my Dad loves when I say “I’m coming over. You’re BBQ’ing”; that’s what daughter’s are supposed to do, right? Make Dad feel needed?
um yes, of course.
We’re taking a roadtrip up the coast to Bodega Bay for some hiking, kayaking, and eating of as many oysters as possible for Memorial Day. Is it here yet???
that sounds seriously WONDERFUL.
Hi Jessica! How long do you keep simple syrups in the fridge…like, say, if I wanted to always have a batch of mint limeade on hand all summer long for quick cocktails?
hi! i’d say about 1-2 weeks, maybe even a little longer, but i’d probably strain out the mint leaves after a few days!
That looks so refreshing and delicious! Gonna have to give it a try this season! Swim suit(s) – yes! A couple Summers ago, I decided to bite the bullet and got a few different options from Lands’ End. They are PHENOM! Comfortable, and the fabric feels thicker than usual so I feel like I am contained where it counts. LOL. Perfect for chasing around my 2 year old twins, but still way cute and not matronly. ;o) And yes, I am totally scared to death of the grill but I always make my husband grill. I hadn’t even thought of a signature summer cocktail, but goodness I better get on that train!
ooooh good to know about the lands end!!
WANT!…with booze! I absolutely love limeade. Your recipe sounds perfect!
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I love your blueberry limeade so much!! But I agree, you can never have too much mint.
I don’t usually worry about a swimsuit – I have such a hard time finding 2-piece suits with decent, stay-put coverage (not tankinis, I hate those things), but I wear one maybe 3 times a summer, so it’s really not a big deal. LOL (Yeah, I’m that person that doesn’t “do” the pool or beach thing). It’s been a few years since I bought a new suit since I just don’t need it. Buuuuuuut… this summer I’m pregnant with our first (!) – 9 weeks today – so I wanted a cute new suit for the summer to show off my bump! I found one that fits PERFECTLY on Zulily, of all places. Love it, and it was cheap!
No vacay plans either, but maybe we’ll catch a weekend away in Nashville or Atlanta (both within driving distance).
And I am totally making this mint limeade. My husband and I both love these flavors, perfect summer drink!
this is SO exciting!! congrats to you!!
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I JUST threw away a bunch of mint simple syrup that I had left over from Derby! What was I thinking?!?
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Going to the beach in a month! Cannot wait!
Found a fun floral bathing suit at Target, of course.
Grilling totally scares me.
Signature cocktail=honest brand watermelon lemonade+tito’s vodka+mint leaves. It’s like a watermelon jolly rancher and I cannot get enough!
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I love limeade more than lemonade too! This looks delicious.
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I absolutely love this recipe It was worth the time and energy to make. :)
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Absolutely delicious! The mint from the mint simple syrup tastes delicious too!
Seems like WAAYYY to much lime juice relative to water and sugar.