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Dianna Muscari
Course Beverage, Drink, Virgin

Ingredients
  

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 sprigs of mint
  • Juice of 3 limes
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Approximately 1 1/2 cups water
  • Lime flavored sparkling water

Instructions
 

  • Make the mint syrup: Stir together sugar and water and bring to a boil in a small saucepan. Boil for about a minute, then remove from heat and toss in mint sprigs. Let mint steep for about 10-15 minutes to develop mint flavor. Press on mint leaves to extract the last of the flavor, and discard.
  • In a pitcher or desired container, stir together lime juice, lemon juice and cooled mint syrup. Add about 1 1/2 cups of water to dilute. {This is where you may want to start tasting and deciding how strong you prefer it to be.}
  • To serve, pour limeade into a glass filled with ice {about 1/2 to 3/4 of the way full}, then top with lime sparkling water. Garnish with a lime wheel and mint if desired.

Notes

Any time I make these types of beverages, I estimate the amounts or add ingredients to taste. This is an approximation, so alter to suit your taste buds!