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Monday, March 12, 2012

Refreshing+Mint+Green=

You want to make a DELICIOUSLY refreshing drink to go with your  St.Pattrick's Day weekend?! Oh my, have I got a recipe for you...MINT LIMEADE! My wonderful friend Mary (author of My Green Diet) shares this recipe in her book and sent it my way--and let me tell you it did NOT disappoint! Plus it's super easy!

mint limeade

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • sprig of mint
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice or a bit more if your like me and you want it extra tart
  • 2 cups ice
  • 2 cups water
  • lime slices and mint leaves for garnish
Make a mint infused simple syrup by combining 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, and a sprig of mint in a pan over low heat. Stir occasionally until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside.

Juice fresh limes for 1 cup lime juice. Just when you think you can't get anymore juice out of that lime (I know...not the most flattering picture?!) squeeze it between your teeth--I'm telling you this technique works like a charm!
Then, In a large pitcher, combine 1 cup lime juice,the ice and the water...
Lasty, add the sweet syrup and a few more mint leave because it makes it look pretty (oh and it makes it taste delicious!)
This drink was a huge hit with my family, especially my little one who kept wanting "MO'" (aka more)
Then she wanted the lime...so I let her have a taste--not sure she liked that as much?! ;-)
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***oh and the other great thing about this...is you can take your lime peels and the rest of your leftover mint and put it down your disposal. Turn it on and smell the freshness coming from your sink! It smells so deliciously clean!
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14 comments:

  1. Hehe looks lovely.
    Also when juicing any citrus fruit instead of having to put it in your mouth you can put the prongs of a fork into the open side and wiggle them about whilst squeezing the fruit with the other hand. Works a treat...

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  2. mmmmmmmmmm! thanks for sharing! that looks wonderful!

    drop by allister bee soon!

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  3. consider it pinned, girl. can't wait to make it!

    love, rach.
    www.so--hi.blogspot.com

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  4. Ooooh, that is on the list for this weekend. I love love love your colors!!

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  5. Wow!! I want to drink it!!That baby looks so sweet!! :)

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  6. Oooo this looks D-LISH!

    XO,
    Erin
    http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com

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  7. Mmm....My mouth is watering!!!

    Your baby girl has your same beautiful eyes!!

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  8. Haha the gif is hilarious! What a cutie. The perfect Spring/St Pattys day drink =)


    - Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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  9. So refreshing! Love lime and mint!

    Christina
    http://becauseofmadalene.blogspot.com/

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  10. what a simply recipe...love the juicing between the teeth tip!

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  11. aarean your blog never ceases to amaze me!! love it!

    http://xoxo-carolinalove.blogspot.com

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  12. Yum! I just need to pop down to the store to get some mint and lime before I can try this!

    -Lindsey
    Et tu, tutu?

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