That’s right…I went and did it. I took a little lime goodness, mixed in some mint, and poured it into a sugar rimmed glass. Before you know it, you’ll have this delicious drink mixed up and ready to serve. Could this possibly be the best summer drink of all time? Try it out and let me know what you think.
Serves: 8 glasses
Prep Time: 20 mins
- 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, plus sprigs for garnish
- 2 limes, cut into wedges, plus more for garnish
- 2 cups crushed ice, plus more for serving
- 1 cup Lime-Mint Syrup, recipe follows
- 1 liter white rum
- 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
- Club soda
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups water
- 2 limes, zested
- 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
Combine the mint leaves and lime wedges with 2 cups crushed ice in the bottom of a large pitcher. Add Lime-Mint Syrup, rum, lime juice, and more ice. Top off with club soda, to taste. Pour into glasses over ice and serve. Garnish each glass with a lime wedge and mint sprigs, as desired.
Bring the sugar and water to a boil in a medium saucepan and cook until the sugar is completely dissolved, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat, stir in the lime zest and mint, and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes to infuse the syrup with the flavor of lime and mint. Strain out the mint and zest and refrigerate the syrup, covered, until cold.
Keep a hand full of sliced limes and mint for garnish. I love these cute paper straws that I found at Target.
Of course you may skip the paper straws all together. Apparently their pretty addition to a party can’t outweigh the soggy mess they become when you leave them sitting in a drink for too long.