This limeade recipe was inspired by the popular Latin mojito cocktail. But this version is alcohol-free and also low sugar, giving you a healthier alternative. When I think of refreshing drinks, citrus flavors pop into my mind. There’s just something about citrus that makes your taste buds and body feel energized and refreshed. This recipe is exactly that, refreshing and perfect for the whole family!
A HUGE thank you to Krista from The Happy Housie for putting this beautiful party together! Twenty of us are sharing our Summer drink recipes perfect for any occasion, something for everyone!
Makes: 1 large pitcher or about 7.5 cups
3/4 cups of freshly squeezed key lime juice (it was 11 limes for me)
1/2 cup light brown sugar (or add more for sweeter limeade)
1 cup loosely packed (measured) fresh mint leaves
lots of ice cubes
7 cups of ice-cold water, adjust to taste or pitcher size
1. Slice the limes in half and juice them, then set juice aside. Place the mint leaves in a large pitcher and use a wooden spoon to smash and break up the leaves (this is to release their flavor). Next add the sugar and mix well before pouring in the lime juice and stirring until well combined and so that the sugar dissolves. Once sugar has dissolved add the ice cubes and stir as best as possible. Lastly pour in ice-cold water to fill the pitcher and stir until well combined.
2. Serve in cups with plenty of additional ice cubes. For a fun twist you can coat the glass rim with a brown sugar and serve with slices of limes, if desired. It’s best to serve this limeade right away as the mint leaves begin to brown a bit. Also, though allowing the limeade to sit longer helps develop the flavors it will turn a darker color. Enjoy!
Bottoms up and cheers to the start of summer
Crisp, tart, slightly sweet, and fragrant and if your looking for the adult version just add a little rum and club soda!
Today I’m joined by over 20 of my talented blogging friends who are also sharing their delicious summer drink recipes with you…
Blackberry Mango Real Fruit White Wine Slushies at The Happy Housie
Grapefruit Pineapple Margarita at Craftberry Bush
Elderflower Rose Wine Spritzer Cocktail at Modern Glam
Summer Sangria at Nina Hendrick
Simple Summertime Margaritas at The Handmade Home
Refreshing Summer Cocktail at Rooms FOR Rent
Pandora Frozen Nightblossom Recipe at All Things With Purpose
Lavender Tea Lemonade at A Pretty Life
Gingered Sangria Flora at Willow Street Interiors
Blueberry Basil Mule at My Sweet Savannah
Keto Ice Cap at Life is a Party
Lava Flow Cocktail at The Turquoise Home
Raspberry Watermelon Slush at Clean & Scentsible
Pina Colada Agua Fresca at Jenna Kate at Home
Banana Peach Smoothie at She Gave it a Go
Blackberry Mint Prosecco Smash at Sincerely, Marie Designs
Mojito Style Limeade at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Strawberry Rhubarb Gin Fizz at The DIY Mommy
Classic Frozen Pina Colada at Finding Silver Pennies
Simple Whisky Sour at Place of My Taste
Frozen Peach Pineapple Strawberry Virgin Bellini at Summer Adams
Thanks so much for stopping in today, have a wonderful rest of the week!