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Fresh mint limeade is so delightful. You can whip up a batch in no time using limeade concentrate, or make the real deal with fresh lime juice.

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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).
Mint Lemeade

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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 call my name, if you stand close enough you can hear it.

Swap sparkling water for ice water to make your mint limeade really … well, sparkle!

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 quick recipe for using limeade concentrate. If you’re grabbing those fresh limes, I like to use an electric juicer. They are so affordable and get the job done with much less effort than the reamers.

white plastic electric citrus juicer

Make this refreshing drink any time of year, it’s not just for summer. Fresh mint is easy to get all year round.


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Tara Teaspoon mint limeade in cold glasses
Mint Limeade
Work Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Fresh mint limeade is so delightful. You can whip up a batch in no time using limeade concentrate, or make the real deal with fresh lime juice.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mint limeade
  • 1 handful (about 1/3 cup) of mint leaves
  • 2 cups ice
  • 1 can (12 oz) frozen limeade concentrate
  • Lime wedges & mint for serving
OR for fresh lime juice:
  • 3 cups ice plus more for serving
  • 1 handful ⅓ cup mint leaves
  • 1 cup lime juice
  • cups granulated sugar
  • 4 cups sparkling water
  • Lime wedges & mint for serving
  1. To make mint limeade with concentrate add mint leaves and ice to a large pitcher. Mash up a little with a wooden spoon to muddle the mint. Add limeade concentrate and water according to package directions. Stir and serve garnished with lime and mint.
  2. To make mint limeade with fresh lime juice, crush mint leaves with ice in a pitcher, using a wooden spoon to muddle the mint. Pour in lime juice, sugar and water. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Pour through a strainer into ice-filled glasses. Serve garnished with lime and mint.

Recipe Notes

Muddling is just lightly pressing the mint leaves with a few gentle twists.

For another tasty drink that will knock your socks off, try my Blueberry Ginger Sizzle Smoothie.

Blueberry Ginger Sizzle Smoothie makes the morning better.


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Recipe by Tara Bench. Photo credit Nicole Hill Gerulat. Food Styling Tara Bench


Join the discussion 3 Comments

  • Melinda Gutierrez says:

    Do you still have two recipes for the mint limeade? There is only one posted-the one with the lime concentrate. I wanted to see your recipe for using fresh limes too so I can compare them. Thank you

  • Mary Bench says:

    Mint and lime is a great combination. You’ve hit the perfect ratio with this one!

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