Easy lime and mint refresher is a non alcoholic beverage made with lime juice, simple syrup, mint syrup, and sparkling mineral water.  It’s an easy drink recipe that will please guests at a summer party, Easter brunch, or baby shower.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
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Easy Lime and Mint Refresher

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This post was originally published on April 12, 2018.

Spring is a special season–a time of rejuvenation after a long, cold winter.  It’s so exciting to see the blossoming flowers, and the budding green leaves.  With the world turning green, it makes me want to eat and drink some spring food, like this easy lime and mint refresher.

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What is lime and mint refresher?

Lime and mint refresher is a sweet and tangy combination of freshly squeezed lime juice, mint simple syrup, plain simple syrup, and sparkling mineral water.  I like to garnish it with a lime wheel, cucumber pieces, and a mint sprig.  It’s definitely a refreshing drink for spring and summer!

Variations & Substitutions

  • Mint Simple Syrup: use bottled mint syrup if you need to.  It won’t taste the same as homemade, though.
  • Simple Syrup: you can use honey, agave nectar, or some other mild-flavored liquid sweetener.
  • Lime Juice: if you’re in a pinch, you can use the bottled lime juice.  Just be aware that it won’t taste the same as freshly squeezed.
  • Mineral Water: try club soda or Sprite.

people doing a toast with two glasses of lime and mint refresher

What’s the best way to juice a lime?

  • Cut the lime in half crosswise.
  • Place the lime halves on a plate and microwave for 30-45 seconds.  This softens the limes, making it easier to squeeze the juice.
  • Push a citrus reamer into the center of the lime and twist the fruit to extract the juice.
  • Pour the juice through a sieve to remove any pulp and seeds.

three glasses of lime and mint refresher in a row

Can I make lime and mint refresher ahead of time?

Yes, you can make the lime and mint refresher ahead of time.  Just stir together the lime juice, mint syrup, and simple syrup and refrigerate until needed.  Stir in the sparkling mineral water just before serving.

How to Make Lime and Mint Refresher in a Pitcher

  • Mix together 2 cups plain simple syrup, 1/2 cup mint infused simple syrup, and 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Gently stir in 5 1/3 cups of sparkling mineral water, then serve immediately.
  • Garnish each glass with a lime wheel, mint sprig, and cucumber pieces.

three glasses of lime and mint refresher with fresh limes, black spoons, crushed ice, and greenery

Whether you’re braving another cold spring day or enjoying the warm breezes on the porch, you can sip on one of these drinks and praise God for His blessing of springtime. 😃🌷

How to Make Lime and Mint Refreshers

Start by making the mint infused simple syrup.  Pour 1 cup granulated sugar and 1 cup of water into a saucepan.  Place over medium heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved.

Add 1/2 cup of chopped fresh mint and simmer for 2-3 minutes.  Cover and steep for 1 hour.

pot of mint infused simple syrup

Gather the rest of the ingredients for the lime and mint refresher.  You’ll need plain simple syrup, sparkling mineral water, lime juice, and the steeped mint syrup.  Cut some lime wheels and cucumber pieces for the garnish.

ingredients for lime and mint refresher

Mix together the mint simple syrup, plain simple syrup, and the lime juice.  Add a few ice cubes.

glass filled with lime juice, simple syrup, and ice

Top up with sparkling mineral water and gently stir to combine.

three glasses with bowls of mint and cucumber

Garnish with a lime wheel, cucumber, and a fresh mint sprig, and enjoy!

glass of lime and mint refresher

Pro Tips for Making Lime and Mint Refreshers

  • Let the mint simple syrup steep for an hour.  This gives the syrup a beautiful mint flavor.
  • Chill the sparkling water.  This will help keep the drink cold.
  • Use freshly squeezed lime juice.  The bottled kind doesn’t taste as good.
  • Make the drink ahead of time.  Just add the sparkling water just before serving.
  • If you want to increase the lime flavor, put 2 tablespoons of simple syrup and 2 tablespoons of lime juice.

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Easy Lime and Mint Refresher


  • Author: Emma
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes (plus chilling)
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x

Description

Easy lime and mint refresher is a non alcoholic beverage made with lime juice, simple syrup, mint syrup, and sparkling mineral water.  It’s an easy drink recipe that will please guests at a summer party, Easter brunch, or baby shower.


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Ingredients

For the Mint Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup granulated sugar (200g)
  • 1 cup filtered water (236 ml)
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint, chopped

For Each Drink

  • 1/4 cup simple syrup, chilled
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon mint simple syrup
  • Regular or lime-flavored sparkling mineral water, such as Perrier, chilled

For Garnish

  • 1 slice of cucumber, quartered
  • 1 sprig of fresh mint
  • 1 lime wheel

Instructions

Making the Mint Simple Syrup (10 min + 1 hour steeping)

  1. Pour the sugar and water into a medium saucepan and stir together over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Bring the mixture to a simmer, then add the chopped mint and cook for 2-3 minutes.  Remove from the heat, cover, and let steep at room temperature for 1 hour.
  3. Strain out the mint leaves and let the mint simple syrup chill until needed.

Making the Drink (10 minutes)

  1. Combine 1/4 cup simple syrup, 1 tablespoon lime juice, and 1 tablespoon mint syrup in the glass, then top with about 2/3 cup of sparkling mineral water.  Stir gently to combine.
  2. Garnish with a slice of cucumber cut into fourths and a sprig of fresh mint.  Place a lime wheel on the rim of the glass and serve immediately.

Notes

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  • Category: Beverage
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: lime and mint refresher, mocktail, non alcoholic

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