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Minted Lemon and Limeade


Tags: cookout, kid friendly, picnic, spring, summer

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 0 minutes
  • Servings: 8 to 9 cups


  • 4 lemons
  • 3 limes
  • ⅓ cup fresh mint leaves
  • ¾ cup superfine sugar, plus additional as desired
  • 8 cups cold water


Squeeze the juice from 3 of the lemons and 2 of the limes; strain the juice into a glass measuring cup (about 1 cup of juice). Thinly slice the remaining lemon and lime, removing the seeds; set aside.

In the bottom of a tall pitcher, use a wooden spoon to gently mash the mint leaves with ¼ cup of the sugar. Add the strained juice; stir well to dissolve the sugar.

Add the cold water and the remaining ½ cup sugar to the pitcher; stir well to dissolve the sugar. Tase for sweetness and add more sugar if desired. Add the lemon and lime slices. Chill before serving.

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