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three glasses of lime and mint refresher with crushed ice and greenery

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 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 syrup
  • Sparkling mineral water, chilled

For Garnish

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

Instructions

Making the Infused 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 leaves and let it chill until needed.

Making the Drink (10 minutes)

  1. Combine 1/4 cup simple syrup, 1 tablespoon lime juice, and 1 tablespoon infused 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 citrus wheel on the rim of the glass and serve immediately.

Notes

  • Let the syrup steep for at least 1 hour for a strong mint flavor.
  • Chill the ingredients to eliminate the need for ice.
  • Squeeze your own juice for the freshest flavor.
  • Feel free to change up the flavor by adding extra mint syrup or lime juice to taste.
  • Make Ahead: stir together all the ingredients, except the sparkling water, and refrigerate.  Just before serving, add the sparkling water and garnishes.
  • Category: Beverage
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: lime and mint refresher, mocktail, non alcoholic

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