The last two weeks I’ve been visiting my family in Utah. I’ve actually been making some fun Christmas treats (yep, you read that right…I’m already prepping Christmas treats!) and I can’t wait to share them! We’ve been enjoying the amazing weather and relaxing poolside with some nice cold drinks, like this amazing Sparkling Mint Limeade!
I’m a huge fan of homemade Fresh Squeezed Lemonade, but I made this Sparkling Mint Limeade the other day and it was a huge hit! So fresh tasting and I love that extra fizz it has from the sparkling water. You’ve got to try it!
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 3/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 3 cups cold water
- 1 cup sparkling water
- 5 sprigs fresh mint leaves , divided
Add sugar and 1 cup water to a sauce pan, stir and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes, then remove from heat and stir in 2 sprigs of fresh mint. Allow to cool to room temperature.
Chop remaining 2-3 mint sprigs. Add the cooled simple syrup to a pitcher. Add the fresh lime juice, cold water, sparkling water and chopped fresh mint leaves. Stir well. Taste for sweetness and add more cold water to dilute, if necessary.