Mojito Limeades

{Lighter} Mojito Limeades are the perfect summer drink ~ refreshing, not too sweet, and full of lime & mint
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 drinks
Author Meme

Ingredients

For Mint-Lime Syrup:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup mint
  • 2 limes zested

For Mojito Limeades:

  • 1/2 cup mint plus a few for garnish
  • 2 limes sliced
  • 4 cups crushed ice divided, plus more for serving
  • 2/3 cup Mint-Lime Syrup recipe above
  • 2 cups vodka
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice {about 3-4 limes}
  • 2 cup club soda 16 oz.

Instructions

Make the Mint-Lime Syrup:

  • In a small saucepan, bring the sugar and water to a boil. Stir together until the sugar dissolves and remove from heat. Add the lime zest and mint, and let sit until cool {about 30 minutes to an hour}. Strain, and set aside.

Make the Mojito Limeades:

  • In a large pitcher, muddle the mint, lime slices, and 2 cups of ice. Stir in 2/3 cup Mint-Lime Syrup, vodka, and lime juice. Add another 2 cups of ice.
  • Fill 8 glasses with ice. Fill equally with Mojito Limeade mixture then top each with about 1/4 cup club soda. Garnish with lime and mint, if desired.

Notes

*The mint-lime syrup makes about 1 1/3 cups syrup. You only use 2/3 cup for the Mojito Limeades, so you can either save the syrup, tightly covered, in the refrigerator for up to 10 days or double the other ingredients and make enough for 16 drinks.
*You can use vodka or light rum in this recipe
*Based on this recipe from Bobby Flay