Time for something refreshing.
And a little bit sour (I was going to write ‘tart’ but “a little bit tart” just sounds a little bit wrong).
This drink doesn’t take long to put together and then you just have cooling and chilling time – although lots of ice cubes will reduce the latter.
It makes a great change to lemonade.
Short but sweet post today. I’ll be back tomorrow with a little Friday treat . . .
- juice of 2 limes
- 15g sugar
- 189ml water
- 1 large sprig of fresh mint
- sparkling water and ice to serve
- mint leaves and lime slices to garnish (optional)
- Place the lime juice, sugar and water in a small saucepan. Remove the leaves from the mint and tear them into the pan, add the stalks also.
- Heat gently until the sugar has dissolved and small bubbles are appearing around the edges.
- Turn off the heat and leave to steep / cool to room temperature.
- Strain through a sieve to remove the mint leaves and stalks.
- The mixture can now be placed in the fridge to chill or alternatively divide between 2 glasses and add plenty of ice cubes. Top up with sparkling water. Garnish with the mint leaves and lime slices if using.
© The Pink Rose Bakery 2015