The mint on my little terrace garden has been my favorite this year (don’t tell the Basil, I hate to pick favorites and he’s put on a good show).
One of my favorite summer drinks (there I go again picking favorites) is a sparkly glass of limeade, with plenty of mint muddled right in. I’ve had all the glorious mint I can handle, and it’s been awesome!
I honestly love a good fresh-squeezed lime, but I’m not a fool. Those frozen containers of limeade concentrate in the freezer at the grocery store call my name. They do, if you stand close enough you can hear it.
I’ll happily use the drink mix and not feel guilty, and swap water for sparkling water, muddling the mint right in. SO EASY. If you add some rum you can call it a MOJITO and have a real party.
Two recipes below. One from fresh limes (because really they rock), and my note on using limeade concentrate.
- 1 handful of mint leaves
- 2 cups ice
- 1 12-oz can frozen limeade concentrate
- Lime wedges
Recipe by Tara Bench. Photo credit Nicole Hill Gerulat. Food Styling Tara Bench