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Strawberry Mint Soda

★★★★★

  • 2 large limes, quartered
  • ½ bunch mint leaves
  • 7 strawberries, quartered
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 cups carbonated water
Squeeze the lime quarters into a sturdy glass pitcher. Toss the juiced limes into the pitcher along with the mint, strawberries, and sugar. Crush the fruits together with a muddler to release the juices from the strawberries and the oil from the mint leaves. Stir in the club soda until the sugar has dissolved. Pour into the sugared glasses over ice cubes to serve.

Makes 8 servings

Source : Allrecipes.com

This was super yummy! I specifically bought a citrus squeezer just to make beverages like this over the summer. I’m so glad I did! It seemed kind of gross to drop the limes in after squeezing, if anything else, it did not seem very aesthetically pleasing. As we were heading to dinner at a friends house tonight and my contribution was in the form of drinks, I didn’t have the luxury to make up pretty little sugar rimmed glasses. Had we been drinking this at home, I would have added some fresh cut strawberries in my glass. Beyond visuals, it tasted incredible. I will make this again and again.

Recipe #2 was also a beverage for the evening:

Honey Limeade

★★★★★

  • 1 cup lime juice, (about 8 limes)
  • 5 cups water
  • ⅔ cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
In a pitcher, combine lime juice, water, sugar and honey. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Chill in refrigerator.

Makes 6 servings

Source : Allrecipes.com

Also an excellent drink recipe. The honey really shined through and was an excellent offset to the tartness of the limes. Two new drinks for summertime!

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