It dawned on me the other day I had never written about a beverage. I’m certainly not whipping up cocktails in my kitchen every night, but alcohol or not, I do enjoy toying with ingredients in my drinks- whether it be adding apple pie spice to hot cocoa, or putting grapefruit juice in my gin and tonic (though there must be a name for that). With an abundance of limes on hand, I decided to make homemade limeade. If you’ve only had lemonade and not limeade, then you’re missing a crucial part of the citrus drink spectrum. Even more tart in flavor, limeade is incredibly refreshing. To enhance the drink’s natural green hue and mellow out the tartness, I added mint. This drink is wonderful on its own, but it without a doubt begs for a splash of gin or vodka. Cheers to finding my go to summertime drink.
Homemade Mint Limeade
Make 2 glasses
juice of 6 limes
2 tsp finely chopped fresh mint
3 T agave nectar (or simple syrup)
2 1/2 c water (sparkling if you have it)
Whisk together the lime juice, mint, and agave nectar. Divide lime mixture between two medium size glasses. Fill the glasses slightly more than half way with ice cubes. Stir well to chill lime mixture. Pour 1 1/4 cups of flat or sparkling water into each glass and stir well. Enjoy immediately!