Monday, May 5, 2008

Mint Limeade

Usually, I'll have a glass or two of wine in the evening, but here's a great non-alcoholic beverage that's incredibly refreshing once the evenings begin to warm up.

In a small saucepan, combine 1/2 cup water, 7 tablespoons raw sugar, and a tablespoon and a half of chopped fresh mint. Bring to a boil and cook until the sugar dissolves, stirring often. Remove from heat and let stand ten minutes. Strain over a sieve over a bowl, discarding the solids. Add another cup of water and 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice (about 3 limes). Stir well, then pour 3/4 cup into each of two glasses.

Serve over ice cubes and garnish with a lime wedge and a sprig of mint.

This makes enough for two servings of 150 calories each, but multiply the recipe accordingly if you have a crowd!

mint $1.99
limes $1.32

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