Sunday, May 30, 2010

Weekend Herb Blogging - Mint Limeade

My friend at mommy porch sent me the link to Weekend Herb Blogging, hosted by Cook (almost) Anything.  This is a great idea, especially since I'm trying to cook more with my herbs.

Last night, Sean and the kids and I went to our friends for movie night.  They pulled out of the freezer, this fabulous frozen mint Marguerita mixture.  It was delicious and while I've decided this is going to be my go-to summer alcoholic drink, there wasn't time today to buy the alcohol.  So I decided to try a mint limeade instead.

First things first - the haul from the garden looked like this today

Mint in purple vase

Arugula, the last of the peas from one variety, the first Chiogga beets

Snowpeas, Mizuna, tops of the leeks


My garden is overrun with mint.  Last week, I shared lots with colleagues but mint has a mind of its own and just grows and grows.  There is only so much iced tea to steep it in and I wanted to try something new.

Mint Limeade

1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 cup mint leaves
1 cup lime juice

Combine sugar, water and mint in a pot.  Bring to a boil and stir until sugar is dissolved.  Let mixture steep for several minutes.  Strain out mint and add 1 cup lime juice to the sugar syrup (I had key lime juice I wanted to use up).  Pour a few tablespoons into a glass with ice and fill with seltzer water.

1 comment:

  1. Alcohol or no alcohol, this limeade sounds delicious!