Brown Sugar and Mint Limeade

Here’s a refreshing and delicious drink for a hot summer day. 

Or for any day for that matter.

Recently I was at a hotel that had a beautiful glass dispenser in the lobby that was filled with mint limeade made with brown sugar. 

It was there for guests to help themselves so of course I had to try some.

The brown sugar gave this drink such a nice flavor and the light mint flavor was a perfect touch.

I made this recently on a very hot day and boy was it refreshing.

Before serving, an option is to rub a wedge of lime around the rim of your serving glass or a mason jar. 

Then put some brown sugar in a plate or small bowl, turn the glass or mason jar upside down, and dip it in the sugar until the rim is completely coated.

Now that is simple goodness I tell you.

Let’s check out the ingredients:

Water, limes, fresh mint, and brown sugar.

Here’s how to make it:

Add the water in a pitcher.

Then add the brown sugar….

…and the juice from 5 limes (reserving 1 lime for garnish).

Then,

Stir until the brown sugar is dissolved.

Next,

add the mint leaves….

….and stir.

Chill for about 2 hours before serving so that the mint will add flavor to the limeade. 

If you prefer a stronger mint flavor, chill overnight.  You’ll just need to remove the mint leaves before serving because they’ll turn a dark color.

Just before serving, add the ice to the pitcher.

Then cut the remaining lime into small wedges and add them to the serving glasses for garnish.

Enjoy!

Super refreshing….

….and sooo delicious too.

YUM

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Brown Sugar and Mint Limeade

Yield: Serves 6

Ingredients:

6 cups Water
1 cup Brown Sugar
6 medium size Limes
12 fresh Mint Leaves
2 cups Ice Cubes

Directions:

Add the water in a pitcher. Then add the brown sugar, and the juice from 5 limes (reserving 1 lime for garnish). Stir until the brown sugar is dissolved.

Next, add the mint leaves and stir. Chill for about 2 hours before serving so that the mint will add flavor the limeade. If you prefer a stronger mint flavor, chill overnight. You’ll just need to remove the mint leaves before serving because they'll turn a dark color.

Before serving, an option is to rub a wedge of lime around the rim of your serving glass or a mason jar. Then put some brown sugar in a plate or small bowl, turn the glass or mason jar upside down, and dip it in the sugar until the rim is completely coated with the brown sugar.

Just before serving, add the ice to the pitcher. Then cut the remaining lime into small wedges and add them to the serving glasses or mason jars for garnish.

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4 Responses to “Brown Sugar and Mint Limeade”

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    Kim Bee — July 25, 2012 at 10:22 am

    My thirst is now quenched. Your photos are THAT good!

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    • CouponClippingCook — July 25th, 2012 @ 9:23 pm

      Hi Kim, so glad you like them!

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    Simply Tia — August 11, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Just made this! Goodness. It’s super delicious because of that lime and mint and certainly refreshing. Next time, I’m going to spike it with some rum or vodka to make a cocktail. Thanks for sharing.

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    • CouponClippingCook — August 11th, 2012 @ 5:33 pm

      Hi Tia, so glad you liked it. Sounds like it would make a nice cocktail too. Thank you for letting me know and have a nice weekend!

      Reply

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