A tall glass pitcher filled with sparkling limeade.
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Sparkling Limeade with Mint and Simple Syrup

Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 6 servings
This sparkling limeade with simple syrup and a mint garnish is a classic crowd-pleaser you'll be proud to make from scratch.

Ingredients

Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar​​

Limeade

  • 1 cup lime juice (from 12-15 limes)
  • 2 cups sparkling​ water - chilled
  • ¾ cup  simple syrup

Garnish

  • ice, lime slices or wedges, and mint, as desired

Instructions

  • To make simple syrup, combine sugar and water in a small saucepan. Stir​ over medium-heat until ​the ​sugar dissolves and the mixture boils, then lower heat to medium and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Remove pan from the heat and cool to room temperature. Pour syrup into a sealed glass container and store in the fridge until ready to use.
  • ​To make limeade, combine lime juice, sparkling water, and about ¾ cup simple syrup in a large pitcher. Stir to combine. Taste, and add more simple syrup if you desire a sweeter drink.
  • Add ice, lime slices or wedges, and mint leaves for garnish, as desired. Serve cold! 

Notes

Simple syrup will keep for a month in the fridge, and is very useful for sweetening other beverages as desired, to include cocktails!

Nutrition Estimate

Calories: 79kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Sodium: 19mg, Potassium: 18mg, Sugar: 21g, Calcium: 4mg, Iron: 1.1mg
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sparkling limeade
Author: Monica | Nourish + Fete