This limeade recipe was inspired by the popular Latin mojito cocktail. But this version is alcohol-free and also low sugar, giving you a healthier alternative. It’s super refreshing and perfect for the whole family!
3/4cupsof freshly squeezed key lime juiceit was 11 limes for me
1/2cuplight brown sugaror add more for sweeter limeade
1cuploosely packedmeasured fresh mint leaves
lots of ice cubes
7cupsof ice-cold wateradjust to taste or pitcher size
Slice the limes in half and juice them, then set juice aside. Place the mint leaves in a large pitcher and use a wooden spoon to smash and break up the leaves (this is to release their flavor). Next, add the sugar and mix well before pouring in the lime juice and stirring until well combined and so that the sugar dissolves. Once the sugar has dissolved add the ice cubes and stir as best as possible. Lastly, pour in ice-cold water to fill the pitcher and stir until well combined.
Serve in cups with plenty of additional ice cubes. For a fun twist, you can coat the glass rim with brown sugar and serve with slices of limes, if desired. It’s best to serve this limeade right away as the mint leaves begin to brown a bit. Also, though allowing the limeade to sit longer helps develop the flavors it will turn a darker color. Enjoy!